January 2, 2013


We started back to school today and I had such a nice time seeing my students again and hearing their vacation stories!! We worked on our Currentlys today...Currently for your Classroom, that is, by the incredible Farley! My 5th graders LOVE doing this each month and I thought I should do the same this evening. :)

So...mine is pretty self-explanatory. 'Cause it's cold here. Like really cold...as in single digits today to the negative-whatever this evening (I honestly can't bear to look). 

My OLW? Well, I'm constantly trying to work on a zillion things at once and it can become very stressful. So, I've been working on and will continue to work on prioritizing things...start with what's most important, since I should know by now...everything does get accomplished in the end!

Ok, off to check out the other Currentlys! What's the temp. like in your area tonight? I need to hear about some warmer weather!!


  1. We're currently rockin' at 27˚F, which is warmer than what it has been! NYE was a cold, cold 9˚F! Stay warm!

    Fifth in the Middle

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  3. Prioritizing is something I struggle with daily! Good luck with that this year! :)

  4. So cold here in CT. We had bright blue skies today, but indoor recess because it was so cold--those poor kiddos were dying to go outside :( Stay warm.

  5. It was freezing today in the 20's. However, when there's snow on the ground, I don't mind the cold as much.

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  6. My word was balance.. very close to prioritize! As teachers, I think this is hard for everyone! We are pulled in so many directions. Hopefully, 2013 will bring balance and better prioritizing!!

  7. I found this to do list organizer earlier in the year and it really helps me prioritize! :)


    Rock Stars At Work

  8. No warm weather here!
    Prioritize is a great word for the year. It is something that I am not sure I do very effectively sometimes. I get caught up in things (like blog reading or pinterest :)


  9. It is cold in idaho, supposed to be twelve below tonight not factoring in wind. Prioritize is a great goal.

  10. I love your word...I need to remember it too! No help with the weather here...right now it's 15 degrees.

    Craft of Teaching

  11. Gosh, I hope you figure out how to prioritize and then can let me know your little secret! Stay warm :)


    Fun in Room 4B

  12. Prioritizing is definitely something I need to start doing too. It is just so hard when there are so many things that need to be done! :)

    Have a little hot chocolate and warm up by the fire. Enjoy your week with the kiddos.

    Teaching in Room 6

  13. I laughed when I opened up your link--we chose the same OLW! Guess that means that deep, down in our hearts we are both trememdous over achievers who love to start new projects!! LOL!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

  14. I have that same OLW. I think mine is to make myself a priority and my marriage a priority.


  15. If you find that energy to get ahead, pretty please send it my way! I am headed to school tomorrow to try and get ahead with some planning, but I am not too excited about. Luckily I do not have kiddos until the 7th though.

    I am also loving your OLW. I need to work on that and make a list of must-dos for each day.

    Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher

  16. you are AWESOME... it is not that warm here... we might actually get snow on Friday... LOL that would be a blast for Bub... not so much for Hub who would have to drive to work in it :)
    thanks for the shout out and thanks for linking up :) love ya!!!

  17. I also need to get the energy to do some planning- but I am on break until Monday. Glad your first day back went well! It's a warm 21 degrees in Chi-town! It actually didn't even seem too cold today! :)

    Smiles from 2nd Grade

  18. Hi Pal:
    Ummmm.... Not too cold here. Sorry. I'll shiver once for you!
    Prioritize is a great word... I hope to decide on mine by June... Just kidding... I think I am going with "appreciate"--and I appreciate YOU!
    And don't think I didn't notice the slight rotation of the text boxes.,, maybe 5 degrees? You have taught me so well!
    Big hugs...

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  19. Priority was my OLW for this past year! Great Word- all of our choices fall under it:)
    Right now my priority is to do some more blog stalking!!!
    Happy New Year!
    Go Nutty With Me!

  20. You poor baby-going back the day after New Years?! That's just not nice at all! Although it is nice to only have to be back for 3 days, then have the weekend to recoop.

    When you find the secret trick for your want, please share. Don't you have a special code that we can input to give us the energy we need to get all of this done! ;)
    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  21. Well we don't get very cold compared to the rest of Canada. I think it was about 3 today but that's Celsius so what's that? Maybe 35 F. I was shivering though:) good luck with your OLW!

  22. 75 here in Tampa, FL yesterday:)

  23. Oh man, that is cold where you live. I live in Arizona and we only reach the mid 30s as our coldest at night. Brrrrr....

    Darling Little Learners

  24. I love the cold weather! It's probably because we don't get it very often in So. Cal!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  25. Oh hon...returning on Jan. 2nd stinks! {{Hugs}}

    I know that as teachers we are great multi-taskers..but we also need to prioritize..and decide what needs our attention now..and what can wait for a bit..great word. :)

  26. Love both of you blogs! I'm very interested in your blog tutorials. I have learned a lot about blogging through tutorials like yours. Keep up the good work!

    Karen (your newest follower)

  27. My class is learning to blog! I love reading their posts and listening to them as they work on computers together and help each other! We are northern Canada and Cold, Cold, Cold my OWL word will be SIMPLIFY in 2013 taking myself and my students back to basics which connects to prioritize on so many levels! I love your blog, thanks for sharing! Ang your other newest grade 3/4 teacher and follower :) Happy 2013 let Gratitude be our Attitude as we stop and appreciate the simple things first!


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