It is Currently August....What?

I can not believe that the new school year is approaching so quickly. It seems like just yesterday I was all teary eyed sending off my group into first grade. This summer has literally just flown by. It has gone faster than any other summer I remember. Probably because we were so busy.

 This morning my son asked, "Mama, what day is it?".

 I, of course, replied, "Thursday, August 1st".

 He shouted "WHAT? YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! It's August already!"

 I kind of felt the same when I realized what day it was too.

 One wonderful thing about it being August 1st though is that I get to link up with Farley for her August Currently.

Listening - My daughter is watching Pirates of the Caribbean as I type this.  I love these movies!

Loving - Summer isn't over yet and I plan on enjoying the last few days I have with my kiddos.  We are going to do some fun things like mini-golf, play at parks, make homemade big pretzels, etc.

Thinking - I can't believe school starts in 12 days.  That is CRAZY!!

Wanting - It is so hard to go in and finish my room.  I have been very distracted lately with other things and I wish my room fairy would come and finish my room for me.  When I was little sometimes the room fairy would come to room at night and clean it for me.  :)  Where is that darn room fairy when I need her?  She could also come clean some rooms in my house too.....I'm not picky!

Needing - One of the things that has been distracting me is my darn printer.  I don't actually think it is my printer, but something is happening with the printer and computer and I am not able to print.  In fact, today I went and bought a new printer because after two days I couldn't figure out what else it could be but the printer.  Except I set up the new printer and the same thing is happening.  Grrrrrrr.........hard to finish my room when I still need to print and laminate things from my computer.  My hubby has promised to call Apple tomorrow and hopefully they will have some answers for us.  

Back 2 School Must Haves - 

1.  A good bag - Just like Farley, I love me a good bag.  My favorite school bag is the organizing utility tote from Thirty-One.  Here is my new one that I bought for school:

It is hard to see it in the picture, but it says Mrs. Pauley on the front.

2.  Sharpie Pens - My FAVORITE writing utensil.  Can't write in my calendar or make many, many lists without them!

I LOVE this activity.  Kids always love the David books and this is a great way to introduce peacemakers and peacebreakers.  We make her anchor charts and hang them by our rules and then we also make the adorable craft in the pack.  Click on the image to grab it for yourself.

And now, I think I shall go to bed.  I will be reading everyone's currently tomorrow.  Can't wait to see your back to school must haves!


  1. I love that the room fairy use to come & clean your room at night, mine would come while I wasn't home. :) I love the organizing utility tote, I have one too & I got the hanging folder box to go in it, so I could put hanging folders in there for even more organization. I believe computers/printers/technology in general know when it's B2S time so they can stop working properly. My hard drive crashed on me 2 years ago about 3 weeks before school, I said I give up & went & bought a Mac. I hope that fairy comes soon to finish you class. Can't wait to see pics. :)


  2. Don't you just love that organizing utility tote!? Yours is so pretty!! I'm looking grab a new one this year too, the chevron one is calling my name!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  3. Amanda- Please, please send that fairy over when she is done in your room! Oh my. Love that bag- and so sorry about your printer. That is SO frustrating... when you know what you want/need to do- and your printer doesn't cooperate. :( Good luck!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

  4. I need that fairy too! My room is not even close to being finished and I don't know when it will be done! Aaah! Love your 31 bag. I have the chevron one and it's very roomy.


    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  5. I haven't even started in my classroom, so I need that fairy and a couple of her friends to drop by!

    I love your bag, too. I'm still searching for one to start the year.

    Hope the printer woes are solved!
    Learning in the Little Apple

  6. When the room fairy is done at Carolyn's (since she asked before me), please send her my way. I sooo need help cleaning out the last bits os my classroom! The new teacher would really like to get in!
    I love sharpie pens!!!!!
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

  7. When that room fairy goes to your room, will you kindly send her my way....ugh...too much too do!!
    Love the sharpie pens too (just bought a few myself!)

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten