Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hello August 2013

Holy Guacamole it's August! I've linked up with Farley to get some August thoughts into the blog.

Listening: A friend told me about a band named Sparrow and the Workshop and I picked up their new album. They have been on repeat all week long. Such a fresh and relaxing sound. Check them out if you are interested. 

Loving: I am currently attending a 4 day writing workshop named The Writing Academy and I have been having "Ah-ha" moments all week long. This writing academy offers game changing writing instruction and they pamper all of the educators with FOOD and SURPRISES! It's like a teacher workshop heaven. Ha! Experiences like these get me so pumped to get back into the classroom.

Thinking: I cannot believe it's August. 
Summer 2013 was a good one but I am still shocked we are near the end. 

Wanting: Back in June I told myself "When I have 100 followers I am going to have an Oprah sized giveaway" Granted it's probably not going to be a new car but I plan to do my giveaways just like I teach...BIG! 
I checked Bloglovin' last week and discovered I had way over 100 followers! My little blog has readers and I appreciate your eyes balls and time very much. So I've set a new goal of readers to have and when it happens, I'm going to rock your world! 

Needing: I don't know about you but I'm the king of starting too many projects at once. I need to get myself focused and back into action. 

B2S must haves
1. My planner is my everything during the school year.
2. Positivity is the key to everything great. 
3. I always buy something new to write with and this year I purchased some Japanese FrXion markers. It's an erasable marker set! Trust me, they look as cool as it sounds! Jameson from Lessons with Coffee posted a video on instragram and I was sold! 

Happy August and let's get this new school year rollin'! Until next time...


  1. Oh I would love a 4 day writing workshop!Glad it is full of ah ha's for you. Now you have one more follower too!
    First Grade @ Storybook Cafe

  2. Hey there! I'm a fellow third grade teacher and your newest follower! I can't wait to see what ideas you share this coming year!
    I just finished a two-day Kagan workshop and loved it! A writing one would be such an eye-opener as well! I am also SO guilty of starting wayyy too many projects and then not finishing them! I have starting making lists :) I like to "check" things off- so it helps!

    Good luck in this year!
    Just Keep Teaching

  3. Where do you buy the Frixon Markers? I tried Office Depot and couldn't find them:( I wanted to grab some to write in my Teacher Binder so I could easily erase.

    I have a 3-5 Link up on my blog, if you'd like to add your blog:)

    This Little Piggy Reads

    1. I purchased mine on Amazon. Here is the link.

  4. Amen to the positive attitude! ;)

  5. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to read more post. It is nice to get a perspective point of view from a man. I love reading your post.


  6. I love finding other Texas bloggers! I could use a refresher on Writer's Workshop.

    newest follower:)

    my second grade journal

  7. Hey there! I'm a fellow Texas 3rd grade teacher and a new follower. Have a great weekend! :)


  8. I've been awesome at starting a lot of projects. Finishing them...well, that's a job for next week!

    Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Should you wish to accept the award, please visit my blog for all the details!

    Mrs O Knows

  9. Hi! I am your new slantbox friend! Proof of blog stalking - muhahaha!
    I bet you already found a planner, right? I use google calendar and tasks myself because our school system uses google apps for email and everything. I used to have a paper planner that was my everything...but my husband threatened to steal and burn it if I didn't try using google calendar. It was a tramautic and nerve-wracking decision to give up paper, but now I love it and would never go back! I love having access to my calendar and tasks on my phone, tablet, and ANY computer. :) Just an idea...I promise I won't steal and burn your planner, though! ;)
    Mrs. Cobb's Kindersprouts