Saturday, November 3, 2012

Currently - November

Hi everybody!

Thank goodness for Farley's Currently or else I'd have nothing to share with y'all.
Just kidding, I actually do have things to share, just no time (or pictures) to do it in.

I could give you my long list of reasons why I haven't had a chance to blog, but the bottom line is that it is very difficult to document our hard work because there is so much craziness in my classroom all the live-long day. I could tell you all about it, but I'm afraid you might begin to cry and then feel compelled to drive to my little city in Florida to protest for me. I just couldn't live with that guilt, so I'll spare you this sad story.

I know "they" are trying to break experienced teachers by forcing us to do unbelievable things in the name of reform, but I'm going to try my very best to ride this out. I have faith that one day public educators will not be to blame for the problems of our country.

Anywho, October is finally behind us and I welcome the extra wild craziness of NoVeMBeR!

Here is my Currently:

Music was a difficult one for me to complete because there are so many great educational musicians out there. I chose this CD because it is so calming and fun.
You can find it {here.}

Don't forget to join the party!


  1. Oh no! Your sorrow sounds like mine, and yes, misery does love company! Even as a new teacher the reform is hard. This is my 3rd year teaching, 1st year in this school though, and they are changing so much stuff, no one has told me what my job (as a spec ed teacher) is and how I should be helping my students. Just feels like your drowning some days. I love the misery company of my regular ed teaching partners though, so I feel ya. Hopefully you'll feel some relief soon!

    We are ALL Special!

  2. Hello! So happy to have found your adorable blog through the link up! I *LOVE* your blog name! So sorry things have been hard for you. I'm a brand new teacher and feel as though all that is expected of teachers now is outrageous. I think your misery is met with lots of company but we just have to hold our breath until "they" realize their ideas area all a bunch of bologna.

    Mrs. Kelly's Klass

  3. I will need to get Jazz for kids!! I love Jazz!!

  4. I have often been curious but never had the time to ask you where you teach in Florida? My sister and I both teach in Hillsborough County (Tampa area) and I am sure you know as a fellow Floridian that Hills Co. has lost their ever-loving minds! The Bill Gates grant that our county was "lucky" enough to receive has made our jobs an absolute nightmare. And you said exactly what I am feeling: they are trying to "break" us as experienced veteran teachers. I am still not exactly sure what they are hoping to accomplish through all of this, because it CERTAINLY hasn't improved test scores. As a matter of fact, the school that I teach at had such a drastic plummet in test scores, we are now a focus school (which means that we have people from our district in and out of the classrooms on a daily basis trying to tell us how to do our jobs "better". Most of these folks are people who haven't been in an actual classroom teaching in years and years. But yes, please come in and tell us all that we are doing wrong instead of celebrating all of the successes that we accomplish on a daily basis. Thanks for the vote of confidence!!! I actually took a leave of absence from my position in Kg this school year because I needed a break from all the criticism and low morale. I am hoping that this will be like everything else in education... we will continue doing it this way until they are FORCED to admit that they have made a mistake in the way they are treating us and evaluating us. If not, I will be looking for a job in the private school sector and just suck up the fact that I will have to take a pretty steep reduction in pay. As my husband keeps saying "yes, it may be "half" the money but if you are "twice" as happy, wouldn't it be worth it?" Ask me that question again after a few months of less spending money and I will let you know my FINAL answer... Hope things get better for you in your district soon as well, and always remember, lean on your collegues and stick together, just try to find the positives (or at least the humor in these crappy situations) or we will become overwhelmed by all the negativity that our districts are putting out there. Keep on fighting the good fight and remember that our job isn't actually to make the school district happy, but to make a difference in the lives of the children that we are blessed to teach!

  5. Love your blog name! So cute! And I am right there with you! 24 hours to fall back on would be delightful!

    Come check out my currently!
    Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

  6. So happy to have found you! This year has been especially crazy for me, as well. Would be honored if you popped by my blog!
    Growing Firsties

  7. Hey Andi,
    Thanks for popping on over to my blog today. Maybe at our next Florida meet-up I'll bring you some of the pumpkin cream cheese dip it is so over the top yummy. I know how you are feeling about the pressure. . .things are getting CRAZY, some days I feel like I'm treading water, hang in there sister Thanksgiving break is right around the corner. BTW your wanting made me giggle.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  8. Hi Andi,
    I hear ya on the 9 days of getting in all the fun Thanksgiving stuff. On one hand I'm so excited there's 9 days until vacation but to fit it all in...yikes! Have a great week. :o)
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  9. Sorry to hear about the problems in Florida. It sounds pretty rough.
    Love your CD choice:)

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

  10. Hi Andi, I love your blog site, I have picked up some important things to tell my students too...