Sunday, February 3, 2013

February in the Air (Currently & A Sale!)

It's February!

That means several things.

First of all, we had to change our weather graph at school.  We compared January's weather to December's, then we made predictions for the weather of this super exciting new month!

It's also means that it's time for Farley's Currently!  (Many thanks to the amazing Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade, hop over to the linky by clicking here and don't forget the rule of three!  Except do more because it's the month of love!)

(If you're wondering about this adorable font, it's Friday I'm in Love from Graphics from the Pond!)

Listening: Silence, it's 6 AM and the hubby is sleeping!  I, on the other hand, can't ever sleep in on the weekends (which I am very sad about), so here I am blogging quietly away.  :)

Loving: That it's the weekend!  I was so ready for this long week to be over!

Thinking: I do seriously need to do my 13 page progress reports for each one of my kiddos.  So I will probably be MIA next week in the blogging world and I won't get to do what I REALLY want to do...

Wanting: Which is to work on a fun Valentine's Day Centers pack!  I have tons of fun ideas I want to create, but I don't know if it's going to happen this year.  Bummer.  Which brings me to what I need...

Needing: Time.  I know this is something all teachers would love to be able to buy more of, but I really need more time.  Since I work at an educational daycare center, we don't close until 6 at night.  We don't have summer break, spring break or winter break.  We don't even get 12 paid holidays.  Plus, I found out I was taking over my classroom the Friday before school started and it's been crazy ever since!  Yikes!

Pet Peeves: Apathy, Laziness and Germs!  Let's tackle germs because that's easy.  I love my four year olds but MAN they are GROSS sometimes!  They are always picking noses, eating boogers, coughing, touching, sneezing, and getting me sick!  I've got them washing their hands good but I seriously don't know how to stop this excessive nose picking.  Somebody help!!!

Apathy and laziness kind of go together.  I just can't stand people/parents/administrators who don't care.  I really can't stand this in the teaching world because it just breaks my heart.  If you don't care then why are you here?  Our kids deserve our best.  They are our FUTURE people, so take the time to care!  Invest something of yourself in them!  (Yes, I know I'm a dewy-eyed firstie, but I seriously care so much I can't believe other people aren't the same way).  

Okay, end rant.  With all that being said, I am SUPER excited for February!  I can't wait to celebrate Valentine's Day with my kiddos!  And I am also super excited for the SUPER BOWL SALE!

Yes that's right, up to 28% off at Teachers Pay Teachers!  Check out this great linky party by clicking on the link above to see what everyone's selling.  Here's some of my favorites that are on sale...

My Transportation unit!  I can't believe how many of these I've sold!

All my digital paper packs...

You might want to pick up these Valentine's Day handwriting racers, and...

My NEW Outer Space Unit!  Yay!  :)

And because I got this up late, my sale is extending till tomorrow!  No, you won't be able to get the additional 8% off, but you will still get 20%.  Hope everyone is having a good time watching the game!


  1. I agree about your apathy dislikes "rant." I am in my 9th year teaching, have 2 kids of my own and feel very sad when teachers don't care about what they are doing. I feel very lucky to be in a school were everyone is there because they love children.

    1. I'm so glad you are in a good school Amy! :)

  2. I love your weather graph! I may have to implement that in my classroom this month!

    1. Thank you! By the time I got my kiddos, they had been doing to same old calendar routine all since preschool, so I knew I had to do something different. It all started with our introduction to the science center and what scientists do, because one thing scientists use their hands for is writing down what they see!

  3. Jessica, I am teaching about space this week. Headed to check out your fabulous space centers. It looks like just what I was looking for.

    I complelely agree with your "rant" and unfortunately I work at a school where there are quite a few parents who don't care. It is so sad because their children are amazing!

    Mrs. Pauley's Kindergarten

    1. Thanks Amanda, I hope your class has a great time learning about space! :) I'm very glad your class has you because you are an amazing teacher!