Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Currently {A First!}

I am so very excited to participate in Farley's Currently linkup for the first time! I've enjoyed reading other teachers' Currently posts, and finally had the courage to share one of my own!

Here she is...

Listening: Who else is a Jeopardy fan? I have to admit I'm not too good at 'regular' Jeopardy, but the kid version is totally my speed! Plus, the kiddos are so darn cute when they answer a question correctly!

Loving: A friend of mine introduce me to a new hobby that takes participants on a new adventure. Have you heard of Geocaching? If not, Google it! There are geocaches all over the world! Before this week I had never heard of it, so I was shocked to discover exactly how popular it is and how many geocaches are right under my nose! 

Here I am exploring during a day of Geocaching...

Thinking: I keep thinking about decorating my classroom, but haven't really done much yet! I am doing a pirate theme this year. If you have a pirate themed classroom, please, please share... I need motivation!

Wanting: This goes hand-in-hand with what I'm thinking about!

Needing: This week, my septic tank broke, so I haven't been able to use much water, BUT I really, really need to wash my car! It is so dirty from driving down a dirt road. 

B2S: I am transitioning from tables to desks this school year. I would LOVE to have chair pockets for my student's things! 
Also, can you believe I don't have a teacher's chair!! I need to find one.stat.
Lastly, I would love to implement Hope King's Word Work (not word study, my bad!). I used a similar word study program for 3rd grade (Beth Newingham's word study) but really don't want to put all the work I put into creating the word study lists again like I did while teaching 3rd grade! Luckily, Hope made one so that I don't have to!


  1. Welcome to the Currently party! Warning: you will become addicted to doing it each month! Hehe. I used to do geocaching, but haven't in a few years! It's a fun way to get active though! :)

    First Grade Garden

  2. Geocaching is fun. I haven't done it in a while, but it would be fun with my son. I wonder if there is an app for that now. Thanks for the reminder of this fun activity!

    Fantastic First Grade Froggies

    1. There is an iPhone app that my friend used. I have the free one, but it is not as good as the one you have to purchase!


  3. Hi Elizabeth-
    Welcome to the world of Farley's Currently! I found through the linky and knew right away you were a blog I need to follow. I love the beach and REALLY need to move to the coast. But... my family lives here in Kansas City, Missouri; can't leave them.
    So as I was reading your Currently and am 1 totally jealous of how much summer break you have left (we go back next week) and 2 am totally intrigued by this geocaching. I love that you left us in suspense. Teased us with a few details but left it up to us to explore and find out what it is. Guess what I am doing after writing this comment? lol
    Enjoy the rest of your break and hope your septic tank gets fixed soon!
    Antoinette :)

    1. Thank you for that awesome comment! Geocaching is kinda secretive, hehe... so I couldn't give too much away! I think you'll have fun if you decide to participate!

      I am loving living near the beach! The weather is a little wet and windy, though. I miss the inland weather the most! I have never been to KC Missouri, but I plan to travel to all 50 states so I'm sure I'll explore KC at least once in my lifetime!

      Best of luck going back to school!,


  4. Where are you in the looks like the suspension bridge at Oswald West/East Park. I have never bben Geocaching, but always wanted to. My school's playground has a hidden stamp for geocaching.

    Chickadee Jubilee

    1. Hi Laurie,

      I was at Drift Creek Falls in Lincoln City!

  5. Geocaching sounds too cool! I think that is something to add to the to do list.


    1. It is fun, but I get impatient when I can't find the geocach within a 10 minute time period!


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