Thursday, January 2, 2014

Currently for the New Year!

Welcome back! Evidently I have not blogged since the last day of November. Yikes! The holidays is a very busy time for school and home, but like I have to tell you!

I am starting the year with the newest edition of currently with Oh' Boy Fourth Grade.

Listening: I love hearing my family happy. The hubby playing video games, the kids playing nicely, together, and me sitting here typing getting to hear it all. These are peaceful moments that feel like heaven.

Loving: I LOVE coconut! I bought some coconut oil this week and got to thinking what I could do with it. Well, it helps make an amazingly tasty, aromatic Coconut Almond Granola. I posted a recipe I made up for it. 

Thinking: My list is gratefully pretty small. That just equals more time to play!

Wanting: As long as I reestablish my expectations, I think we can continue having fun and learning as normal when we return.

Needing: Granted, our house was not as bad as some friends Christmas morning, but after all the presents for the kids that had packaging, ties, wraps and things we put together ourselves, I could use a maid to come clean up, do some laundry, and maybe empty a trash can or two.

Tradition: This is our second year with an Elf on the Shelf. My daughter did not understand it as well last year as she did this year at 3. She would talk to him, remind her baby brother not to touch him so he wouldn't lose his magic, and let everyone know how sad she was he had to leave Christmas Eve but that he would be back next year at Thanksgiving. We loved this, and hopefully he comes back and sees us next year!

I cannot wait to read others' Currently and see what everyone else is up to! Have a great time back to school!


  1. I will definitely have to try your recipe! I make all my cookies with coconut oil and everyone loves them! I bet your little kiddos loved the Elf on the Shelf! There are so many awesome ideas out there! Enjoy your day with your family!
    3 Teacher Chicks

  2. That granola sounds heavenly. I have a new love for granola in my yogurt. I am VERY late to the party on this one! LOL! Following you now:)

  3. I too am hoping for my students to have a better grasp of my expectations when we return. I have an insanely immature group of kids this year. Their 4th grade teachers had the same issues as well. So, I've fighting a battle all year. Never have I had so much trouble with a group rising to the occasion. It's very tiring.

  4. Hi! I brought the elf into my kindergarten classroom this year! It was a lot of fun but kept forgetting to move him! Sounds like you are having a great break! Enjoy and Happy New year to you!

  5. Thanks for sharing the recipe! It sounds delicious! Have a very Happy New Year!
    Grade 4 Buzz

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