Saturday, August 3, 2013

August Currently & A Happy Greyhound!

August? What?! I'm excited to be going back to school don't get me wrong! But there is something to be said about sleeping in, working out during the day, and catching marathons of your favorite shows. Currently, it feels like fall and it's drizzling here. Shhhh... don't tell Iggy, he's in his harness ready for the Farmer's Market. I have to take him and at least make one loop -- he's the happiest Italian Greyhound on the planet right now! If only he understood that it doesn't open until 9am...He's been my shadow all morning since he saw the harness.  

He started out in the other office chair...

Then decided he wanted to really wanted to help.... Now, I have a visitor!

So, as a team effort we decided to link up with Farley from Oh, Boy Fourth Grade and share our August's Currently! Here we go....

Most of my Currently is self explanatory.... Have I mentioned I'd really like to get into my classroom? The summer I decided to reorganize my library and document all my books, is the summer the floors need redone and then redone again! Seriously! I'm having some anxiety about spending long hours in my room organizing my library and putting my room back together again. I just keep telling myself... Keep calm and pet Iggy.

For back to school, I feel like I have quite a few must haves but here are the tops on my list! Flair pens for grading and planning. I love the bright colors, plus they don't bleed through papers. I also have HUGE handwriting so the tiny tip helps me control my JUMBO WRITING as I'm making comments to students.

Sharp scissors are also a must! I always buy a pair of craft scissors. They cut so much better than cheapo scissors. Last year, a student or someone cut something sticky with mine and ruined them :( This year, I bought zebra ones so I can keep track of them better!

I also like to have some Poster tabs/tape. I've used all sorts of tape on my cement walls... nothing works quite like the poster tabs. It stays up all year without falling down on me! I hang up a lot of posters, etc. I like to have it up and stay up!

Can't wait to read everyone else's Currently after Iggy goes for a walk! He's driving me nuts! Have a happy Saturday! 



  1. I hope Iggy has a blast on his walk! I :heart Flair pens, too...I may or may not have put them on my Christmas wish list last year!

    Where did you get the zebra scissors? I have 3 or 4 pairs of "grown-up" scissors in the room but there is one pair that is "mine" and it is forever walking off...

    First Grade Pizzazz

    1. I purchased mine from Target. They were in the regular office section... I couldn't resist them plus I needed new scissors anyway!

  2. Flair pens were on my list too! I can never have enough!

  3. I also decided to organize my book bins differently this summer. They also did some major cleaning and stuff so we couldn't go in. It will all work out. Good luck!


  4. I always eye up those scissors when I see them!! So cute! And I LOVE that you have an Italian Greyhound! I have been wanting an Italian Greyhound for a while now and Iggy is so adorable! I have a miniature schnauzer who's quite content being an only child right now though.

    Fourth Grade Lemonade

  5. Iggy is the CUTEST!! Aren't they just the best! When my boys hear the slightest chime of their harnesses/leashes they go crazy! They love their walks! Every one has been talking about these Flair pens. I think I am going to have to check them out and see what all the fuss is about!

    Fifth Grade Wit and

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    1. Thanks! He knows he's pretty handsome and gets quite diva-ish at times. But we love our Iggy all the same!


  7. That is quite the helper you have there! My Puggle, Rosie, thinks she needs to help me too.

    I love Flair pens too! Just found some on clearance at Office Max (I think it might have been a mistake to put them in clearance) and bought two packs. Heaven!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! (Am I missing your Followers button? I don't see it and I'd like to keep in touch. :)

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

    1. It's at the top the B with the heart :) It's for Bloglovin'. I probably should add the big button back somewhere but I was trying to streamline the side bar as much as possible!

      Thanks for following up :)


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  9. The pictures are posted up there are very nice and the dog is really looking very nice. I am also looking a puppy and most of my time after my paper writing job spend with me puppy. The setting of the page is really amazing and i want to see some more interesting post here on this page.


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