Hurricane Sandy ~ Teachers Helping Teachers and CURRENTLY

I am amazed at all the photos showing the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. 
I have been trying to figure out something to do.

Laurah is linking up with bloggers to help out teachers in need. 

Click the link above to go to her site and donate to needy teachers.
Thanks Laurah.


I thought I would post CURRENTLY at the same time thinking that more teachers would see how they can help out other teachers.

Oh, how I love my wood stove in the morning when no one else is up. Coffee, computer, fire..NICE!

In NYS we have this new evaluation system going into place. I say going because they keep changing it on us. I know in the grand scheme of things that this is a good thing. Holding teachers responsible and all that, but it is stressing everyone out! Is this what's best for our students? I am not so sure. 
How does your school/district/state deal with teacher evaluations?

December planning. I know that November goes by soooooo quickly and then we are into December. Ahhhh! It was snowing, just a little bit, yesterday. I let the kiddos look out the window and get all excited. :) The looks on their faces are priceless. One of my firsties blurts out, "It's Christmas!!!". Oh Man! Am I in trouble for the next couple weeks! :)

I am researching a new camera. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my camera, but I am growing out of it. :)

Clean my house...maybe I'll ask my mom to come up and help.

I love to put Pandora on when we are writing or doing something quiet. I just have a classical station that we listen to. Love it!

Now head on over to Farley's blog and link up. I look forward to this every month!

Have a wonderful day!


  1. We don't have teacher evaluations, but we have a whole school Audit every few years which is somewhat amusing watching the principal talk to the kids and tell them to behave on certain days because we will have "visitors"! Terrible =\
    I agree with you thinking about December planning! I am too looking at the last week alternative program already and thinking about what activities I want to run with the students! :)
    Liz - BaysideTeacher

  2. Hey girl!! I was so excited to see that you were the blogger that linked up right before me ;) How are you doing?! I absolutely know how you feel about December coming so quickly.. I don't know where the time is going this year, but the year is FLYING. I also have no idea why I am up this early on a Saturday, but hey, that's teachers for you! As for teacher evaluations, we have our own system on how the principal does it since we are a private school. We have informal and formal observations/evaluation sheets, and they go in our file. We use the Charlotte Danielson Framework for evaluation.. Hope all is well!! Thanks for the heads up on the link for Hurricane Sandy, I am going to check that out right now :) XO

  3. I need a new camera too! I really want to save for a fancy DSLR camera though.

    Come check out my currently!
    Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

  4. Oooooooo Snow! I am so excited for you. I LOVE snow - we don't get much in Australia :(. Not where I live EVER anyway!

    I LOVE your blog design - I look forward to following along....


  5. I love how so many Currentlys (sp?!) are about cleaning. haha! I am your newest follower & noticed you are in NY. I haven't read around your blog yet, but I certainly hope you and your family are safe after the storm! What an awful tragedy. :(

    First Grade Fairytales


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