Here is mine for March.
Listening: To HGTV. I love all the design/renovation shows like Property Brothers, Love It or List It, Buying and Selling, etc. I can see a complete transformation in 30-60 minutes. Wish it were that easy in real life. We are having work done on our VERY old, (like 1850's old), house, and it seems never ending!
Loving: My SMARTBoard! Though I've now had it almost 2 years, I never take it for granted. Not every teacher at my school who wants one has one. Every year, the district gives out a few more, but you have to write a grant to qualify. I had to try 3 times before I got mine. I use it for almost everything all day long, and love to create products for it!
Thinking: How does everyone else do it? Like crank out multiple blog posts/new products on a weekly basis, while teaching full-time, and in many cases, raising a family? My kids are grown, so it's just my husband and me, (plus a neurotic cat, but she doesn't count.) I know I'm slower than I used to be, and I shouldn't compare, but it takes me a really long time to finish a product. It makes me wonder if some people just don't sleep!
Wanting: A magic wand to wave over the giant stack of papers/notebooks in my bag so they will magically correct themselves. (And as long as I have it out, I might as well use it to clean my house too!)
Needing: To exercise more. . . sigh. . . I have such great plans . . . I will leave school by 5:00 and go to my local community center, (which has an indoor track), so I can walk for 1/2 hour and still make it home in time to cook dinner and eat at a reasonable time. (I know 30 minutes isn't much, but I've got this Achilles thing going on, so it's a start!) Anyway, the track is right on my way home, so that's not the issue. It's the leaving school at 5:00. Even though I've been there since 7:00 am, there is always JUST ONE MORE THING that I need/want to do. Can anyone else relate?
Like: Coffee. . . gotta have it first thing in the morning. . . and I'll still be sipping on it after lunch.
Love: My computer. . . I have a problem. . . seriously. . . I can get lost for hours going from Pinterest link, to awesome blogs, to TPT, back to Pinterest. . . that's probably part of why I don't feel like there are enough hours in the day. It is so amazing to see the wealth of knowledge, rich discussions, and creative ideas that are being shared online these days! I think my husband gets a little jealous sometimes!
Hate: Cockiness...always have, always will...To me, cockiness is very different from confidence. It is that sense that someone thinks they are better than everyone else and that the rules don't apply to them.
There! Now head on over to Oh' Boy 4th Grade to get in on the fun! But first...
I want to tell you about a giveaway I am participating in!
Janet from Making Waves in Second Grade is having a 100 follower giveaway.
I donated my SMARTBoard Word Work Letter Tiles. It is in the first grade bundle at Janet's blog, but is appropriate for K-3. It allows you to create customizable word work activities for your students that are interactive and fun.