Saturday, November 2, 2013

November Currently

How can it possibly be November already?!? 

So, I'm linking up with Farley at Oh Boy Fourth Grade for the November Currently...

Listening...everyone else in my house is still asleep, and I'm trying to catch up on Bloglovin' when I should be doing other things.

Loving...that parent/teacher conferences are done!  Yesterday my teaching partner and I cranked out all of our conferences together (except for two who didn't show up, and one who had to leave because we were running behind and she had to be somewhere for an appointment...I felt SO bad!).  We started at 7:45am and finished at 7:30pm.  It was a LOOONNGG day, but it was worth it!  All of our conferences went GREAT...even the ones I was a little worried about.  And the best part is, after getting to know my students' parents a little better, I love my kiddos even more!  It was so amazing to sit across from parent after parent and hear from them:

1.  How much they love their children
2.  How much they want to support their children and their childrens' teachers
3.  How they know their kids aren't perfect, and they want to be told about any problems...academic or they can be part of the solution
4.  How much they love our school
5.  That they think we're doing a great job teaching their children

I KNOW that conferences are not always like this, and I feel SO blessed to be teaching in a school with so much parent support!!!

Thinking...our refrigerator is dangerously close to EMPTY and I really need to take a shower and go grocery shopping (I will in just 5 more minutes!!!).  I love that my daughter has been planning our dinner menu and writing a grocery list for the past few's a little thing, but it makes a BIG difference to me.

Wanting...nuff said. husband wants to go hiking at Linville Gorge today, and we'll go, but I hate that in the back of my mind I'll be thinking about all of the things that I need to get done around here...laundry, lesson planning, know how it goes.

A yummy pin...Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls.  I'm SO making these as one of my Christmas cookies.  I know the link to the pin is hard to read, so just click on the pic below to access it.

 I hope you're having a wonderful and relaxing weekend!  Go and link up with Farley to share your November Currently!


  1. Found you through Farley's Currently. We are just starting to get ready for conferences which is exhausting. I enjoy doing them just not all the work to get ready. I'm glad your conferences went great. Enjoy your down time!
    Teacher Gone Digital

  2. That is a perfect one "loving!" parent/teacher conferences are exhausting and you are now done! I LOVE cookie dough-so these frozen cookie dough balls are right up my alley! I just have to make them when I have somewhere to bring them-otherwise I can see myself eating all of them on my own!! :) Glad I found your blog through Farley! Happy Saturday!

  3. Glad your conferences went well - ours are next week. The cookie dough bars look amazing! Will be checking the pin out! Found you through the currently!

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  4. Sounds like you had great parent teacher conferences...awesome!

  5. Wow - how lucky to have all of your conferences done in one day! Exhausting, I'm sure, but so nice to be done! Awesome that you got a new perspective on your class, too! I too would love a magical laundry machine! Maybe we should quit this teaching thing and figure that one out :)

    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Lucky to Be in First

  6. Hi Kris, I just finished conferences too -yea! What a perfect fall day to see the mountains. It is supposed to be peak weekend in NC! Envious!! I so pinned the chocolate chip cookie balls and I too will be making those this season:)

  7. I'm so jealous of the fall colors you have! We don't get much of that here by the coast! We start parent conferences this week! Can't wait to say I'm finished! LOL!
    A Tall Drink of Water