Saturday, August 2, 2014

Currently August

I am linking up with Farley for her August Currently!

Listening:  My sister has been telling me about Outlander for awhile now.  I really wanted to read the book, but she let another friend borrow hers and never got it back.  I have to admit the show is a little slow.  I like the idea and the story, but it didn't really capture me that much.  I read some reviews and they say the same thing.  I am going to give it a chance though.  I heard the 6th episode is really good!

Loving:  I have only one more week left before I can get into my classroom for set-up and I feel that this will be the end for me.  I have so much work to do getting ready for this new school year, so I figure I will enjoy my last week :)

Thinking:  I was invited to one of my former student's Quinceanera.(oops totally botched the spelling up there because I was too lazy to go look at the invite!)   I am excited to see what exactly happens at these since I have a lot of students that talk about them all the time.  Her mom was a former coworker who I stayed friends with and another teacher I work with will be there too so it should be fun!  I'm just not sure what I'm wearing yet!

Wanting:  So I got a text last night from the Special Ed teacher asking if I got my scores yet and she heard that they were back and the 1st grade teacher's class scored 100% proficient!  I emailed my principal and this is exactly what she said: " Yes they are and 7th / 8th grade keep making strides. They both were in the high 60 percentile. So way to go. Keep pushing!!!! :)"
Last year they were 56 and 57% so I am happy as well that my students are improving, however I want them higher!  I also can't wait to see the breakdown, since I had a high percentage of advanced proficient last year.

Needing:  Well, with my grade change to 5/6 there is a ton of stuff I need and it mostly has to do with the things I need to do.  Too much to list!

1st day:  We go back for a week of PD starting on the 25th.  We get the Friday and following Monday off though!  Kids (students and my own two) Go back September 4th!


  1. I love Currently's because I have the opportunity to meet fellow bloggers like you! I also teach 5th/6th grade (special ed) and I am your newest follower. Congrats on the test scores...every little bit of difference counts. Remember to think beyond those test scores...those scores alone show how much of a positive impact you made on your kiddos. Congrats! =]

    1. Thanks Angela! I just clicked over and followed your blog as well! I look forward to hearing about how your year goes!

  2. Hi Robin- I found you on Farley's currently...I must say I'm a little jealous that your students don't come until September! Mine come on Monday August 18 and there is so much to do! I hope you enjoy your first quince, if it's like any of the ones I've been to lately, it will be a little over the top (think My Super Sweet 16 on MTV) but very fun :)

    Ventaneando: A Window Into First Grade Bilingüe

    1. Thanks Adriana! Do you get out in May? We go all the way to the end of June!