March 31, 2013


I'm linking up with Farley at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade for her monthly Currently!

**Top Gun has the best music (and I really don't like listening to music from the 80s, but Top Gun is an exception!) Not to mention--it is a really good movie :)

**Spring Break ends on Tuesday--Wednesday is going to be tough! haha

**My formal observation is the week of the 8th and we're kind of in between units to teach test taking strategies. I don't really want to teach test prep for my formal observation. Not sure what to do...yet!

**The weather is getting warmer and it's nice to be outside (not to mention it tires my two and a half year old twins out!!) A garden would be fun for them :)

**My last manicure was in December!! I miss being pampered!

**Advice--success isn't overnight--it's a slow process that needs attention (blogging more frequently; adding more products, etc). For newer bloggers, you have to put in a lot of effort and work in the beginning to gain a following and have people trust you and your products. Once you have that, things will fall into place :)

Off to finish the movie :)


  1. Oh wow, Top Gun makes me so happy! I've spent the day catching up on school work & immersing myself in some super cheesy movies. I wish Top Gun had been on earlier! :) Good luck on your observation!!

    So glad to have found your blog & to be your newest follower :)

    First Grade Fairytales

  2. I'm jealous of your extra time off. No more breaks for me until summer from the looks of it. I think you might have won the giveaway at my humble little blog. I'm glad to have found yours! Yay for upper elementary bloggers! :)

    Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road

  3. Can we go get manicures together? haha :) I haven't had one since last summer! Good luck on your observation! I am your newest follower.

    Buzz Around in Second Grade

  4. Jen, I envy you your two more days off! I have so much I want to do and not enough time for it! Have a great week!
    Confessions of a Teaching Junkie

  5. I totally agree with your advice! I try to blog every 4-5 days, and while it's exhausting (yet fun!) I find that seems to build followers - which of course eventually leads to more sales. I've been on TpT since 2009, but really started working at it in December 2011. I've met every goal I've set for myself, and I love every minute of it!

    Enjoy the next two days off! I'm jealous! :)

  6. Your advice sounds like mine, patience!

    Glad to have found your blog, I'm a new follower.

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  7. Just had a pedi with my daughter! Sooo nice!
    Now, I can wear my flip flops out in public!
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

  8. Enjoy those extra two days off - and get that manicure!

    Lucky to Be in First

  9. Just found you through Farley's Currently. Your blog is so cute as I love yellow and grey together. My last manicure has been that long too. Enjoy your extra time off! I gave similar advice as you because it is definitely true.

    Apples and Papers

  10. I found you through Currently. I read for spring gardening too! Great advice...thanks for the reminder. I'm a new follower. :)

    Read With Me ABC