Thursday, May 2, 2013

May Currently and Some Giveaways!

It's a new month, and time for Currently, Sponsored by Farley at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade! I know, I didn't do it last month. I was getting lazy, but I'm getting back on track now. 

Here it is!

Yes, I'm listening to my son singing in the other room. He is playing Minecraft, his latest obsession. He gets these songs from the game or about the game (Thanks, You Tube! - Sarcasm) in his head, and keeps humming or singing them out loud. It's quite annoying since now those stupid songs pop into my head at various times during the day. I just wish he'd sing Bon Jovi or something instead! :)

I recently learned how to make editable products to post on TPT! I saw it on the Seller's Forum, and was thrilled to find it! It inspired me to update my Bright Schedule Cards. I updated the originals that are ready-made with subject areas on them, then made some editable ones with and without clip art so people can change the font or even choose to have text-only cards. I also made smaller cards to include the time of day. I thought they came out pretty good, even if I say so myself. :)

My class, the one that has been wonderful all year, is starting to go crazy! They are much more talkative, opinionated, and a few even like to argue with me. I'm finding myself having to be much harder on them, which I really don't like. Only 23 more days!

I find myself wanting to do so many things, but I have to choose just one. I want to read, play computer games, write in my blog, make new products, etc., but I am only able to focus on one thing at a time. Oh, what a joy it would be to be able to enjoy everything at once!

Like I mentioned earlier, I had gotten lazy, and wasn't writing as frequently. I'm working on that now. :)

My summer bucket list: 

1. I need to get serious about losing weight, which I'm hoping to do over the summer.
2. I have tons of books on my Kindle Fire that I haven't read yet. I hope to get to many of them over the summer.
3. I'd like to go away somewhere fun, even if it's just for a few nights. I'm not sure where, but I'll let you know when I go! :)

By the way, if you are still looking for a Mother's Day activity for your class, check out my Happy Mother's Day Pack. I'm working on the booklet with my class now. They sometimes surprise me with what they write in the blanks. My 2nd Graders even put speech bubbles (they didn't really do that in Kindergarten) to make the booklets even more entertaining. It's definitely a great keepsake for Moms!

Curriculum Core is having a 100 Follower Giveaway! Be sure to check it out!

The Learning Lab is having a May Giveaway starting on May 5. Remember to stop by!

Both giveaways have great prizes!

Feel free to comment below! I love hearing from my readers! 


  1. Hi Lori,

    I agree, there never seems to be enough time to do everything we want or need to do. I hope you carve out a bit of time for a fun trip this summer.

    I love my Kindle! You'll have to share a few of your favorite books...I'm always looking for good books to read. :) Your newest follower. :)

    Read With Me ABC

    1. Thank you! As for the Kindle books, I belong to an e-mail list at, and she has been posting lists of highly rated Kindle books that are free! You should definitely check it out!


  2. My kids are getting crazy too! They are coming up with some of the most bizarre ways to get in trouble!

    Ms. Cranfill's Class

    1. I'm glad it isn't only me! Thanks for stopping by!


  3. Your schedule cards are adorable. I love that they are editable. I'm going to have to learn how to do that.

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

    1. It's actually quite easy if you use Powerpoint, which I recently discovered is much better than Word. You save your slides as JPEG images, then put them back into the presentation. After that, you simply put a text box on it, and save as a Powerpoint presentation. :)