Thursday, August 1, 2013

Currently August

So excited for network for the second time with Farley's Currently Link Up! Thanks for hosting!

Also, thanks to all of you who are stopping by to get to know a little bit more about me here at BigTime Literacy!

Listening to Eli Young Band

So this album has really helped me this summer getting over a breakup. Never easy, but I am finally starting to feel like I'm in a good place and ready to move forward. I've worked a lot on me - found yoga, really got into blogging, and have been working on keeping my thoughts positive. Anyways, love this band and their whole Life at Best album is amazing!

Loving Friday Night Lights

I was just in Seattle visiting a friend....actually I just got back yesterday! Anyways, we wanted to unwind each night and so we started watching this show on Netflix. It's kinda old I think, but super good. About high school kids and their football team, but it's lots more than just sports. If you need a show for some mindless unwinding after your busy school schedule starts....highly recommend this one!

Thinking about endings and beginnings

Summer is coming to a close...crazy that the school supplies are already out in all the stores! I had a great summer and wish it could just keep on going, but, at the same time, I'm super excited to get back into a routine and try out my new position as Emerson's Literacy Coach. In case you couldn't tell, I love, Love, LOVE all things reading and writing. Love workshop and teaching vocab, and phonics, and novels, and book clubs. Love reading and writing with kids, and I'm so excited to share all of that with new colleagues. Looking forward to make lots of new friends this year, too! And work for an amazing principal again!

Wanting to travel more and more!

Like I said above, I just got back from Seattle. I had so much fun with a dear friend. She teaches a literacy class to preservice teachers, so I got to go with her, and we went to the Market on Pike Street, the Space Needle, and spent three days on the beach.

Being there made me realize how much I like seeing new places! I'm so excited for my trip to Europe next summer, and even though it's so expensive, I'm still trying to figure out how I can get to Phoenix for Thanksgiving with Katie. Visiting old friends, seeing new places....LOVE travel!

Needing groceries

Traveling does cause some problems: No food and no money. Luckily I get paid tomorrow so fridge will get restocked then.

Yep, still empty.

Back to School Must Haves

Well, this is a first. I won't have my own kiddos! I don't have a big need for lots of supplies....but I do want some new clothes! I hear Ann Taylor Loft, Old Navy, and The Limited calling my name! Also, I always love getting new pens, Sharpies, Sketchers markers (you know, the smelly ones?), and I love picking out a new composition book that has a pretty color to use throughout the school year. Love shopping this time of year!

That's it for Currently August. Thanks for stopping by to get to know me and please come back often for tips and tricks for your literacy classroom!

Happy Thursday!


  1. Just found your blog on Farley's Currently. I love the Eli Young Band, too. And Friday Night Lights was one of our favorite shows when it was on TV. Might have to go back and watch it again on Netflix! Good luck on the Literacy Coach job!

    Always an Adventure in Kindergarten

  2. Sorry to hear that you're working through a break up, but you sound as if you are gaining peace with it. Congrats on your new position-enjoy! I too think there's something about new school supplies..I've always loved it...time to bring my kids to get their supplies so I can sneak and buy some for me too! lol
    Can't Make This Stuff Up...

  3. Hi Michelle,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love how you named your cute! Good luck!

    Your "smell the markers" made me laugh out loud! Love it!

    Flamingos and Butterflies

  4. Michelle,
    We are so happy to find another literacy fanatic like us! Best wishes with your new position. I am a Reading Specialist at a K-5 Elementary School but have limited opportunities for the coaching role which is so important. I'm hoping that the district reconfigures my role in years to come.

    Hope your heart mends a little as you head back to school!!

    The Rungs of Reading

  5. I happened upon your blog, and signed on to follow! I look forward to following your "adventures" as a literacy coach! ~Deb
    Crafting Connections

    1. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! I'm so excited t build a new group of blogging friends!

  6. SO PROUD OF YOU and all you've become. I know it was a rough summer, but it also was a great summer for your personally, a lot of soul searching and so much more.
    Love reading your blogs, a lot! Have a great year with your new position honey, you'll be the BOMB!! Love

    1. thanks momma! Makes me happy you read them! :)

  7. Love. Love. Love. Friday Night Lights!! My hubby and I sat down and watched all 5(?) seasons in about 3 weeks. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Great blog. I love that you're so excited about your new position. You're going to be so good at coaching. Can't wait to compare stories and learn from each other this year!


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