Currently March WOOOHOOO!!!

Once again I am linking up with Farley.

I think this is one of my favorite blog posts all month. I so look forward to it.

I am off to Rochester today to see some friends I have not seen in a couple years. They only live 1 1/2 to 2 hours away. It's silly. So, I am super excited to see them tonight. :)

Oh WINTER, how I do not love thee right now. You are getting in the way of my running which makes me very cranky. :(

My formal observation is coming up at the end of March. If you read my post the other day, you would have read that it is taking my colleagues HOURS (like 10-15) to write up these lesson plans. If it's going to take me that long, I had better get  a-movin'!

Like: Birds
I do know that spring has to be coming. There are more birds out and I can hear them singing away. 
I saw this documentary on crows. Yes, crows.
It was quite amazing!

If you are interested, click on the picture above, you can watch the entire video on PBS.

Love: Bokeh
In photography, bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image.

Here is one of my photos with bokeh (the tree in the background).

Hate: Belligerent People
Enough said.

I am off to get ready for my wonderful weekend!
Have a great day!


  1. Good luck with your formal observation- we don't have those in Australia but sounds like a lot of work!

  2. Good luck with your formal observation. Mine is coming up in two weeks. I am waiting for the warm weather to be able to run too!
    Fun in ECSE

    1. Kate,
      Good luck with yours. it's unnerving. Think Spring!

  3. It is so fun to find new people through "Currentlys!" I have been trying (only once a week or so) to run on the treadmill and it just isn't the same!! Hopefully weather will get warmer so we can all enjoy outside soon!

    Glad I found your blog. I am also a first grade teacher!

    Learning to the Core

    1. Amanda,
      Thanks for commenting. It's suppose to warm up here by the end of the week. Fingers crossed. :)

  4. Hi, Beth Ann!
    I'm so glad you explained bokeh! So cool! I had my formal last week. Good luck to you with yours! Have fun in Rochester!
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

    1. Thanks Laura! I hope yours went well. UGH! I am not looking forward to it!

  5. Have a relaxing day with your can worry about your observation later!

    Lucky to Be in First

  6. Just a huge side note about how crazy this world is - I moved recently and a town about 30 minutes away is called Rochester! How crazy is it that place names are the same in Australia and the US?

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

    1. Alison,
      That is funny! I wonder if they have any similarities?

  7. Hi Beth Ann,

    I too, look forward to Farley's Currently each month! It's fun to meet new people and check out their blogs.

    I'm SO ready for spring! I was just noticing that the birds were crazy-loud the other bird feeder is where it's AT!

    Belligerent people...that's a great one. It seems like it takes so much effort to be's exhausting to watch people like that in action.

    I'm your newest follower! Have a great weekend!

    First Grade Follies

    1. My daughter and I were just talking about what our favorite sounds were. I said that mine was birds in the morning. I need to refill our feeders. :)

  8. Your blog is adorable! I'm your newest follower :)


  9. Never knew there was a name for the blurry image behind the focused part of the picture! Too cool! So glad to have found another first grade blog...I'm your newest follower!

    For the Love of First Grade

  10. I didn't know that was called bokeh!
    I'm looking forward to more running, too:)
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs


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