Currently July

I'm link up with with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade for the monthly Currently post!

A few explanations:

Loving - I just recently started meal planning using It's awesome! I love the recipes that are provided and the app makes my weekly grocery shopping trip so easy. You can read more about my experience withe eMeals here.

Thinking - I've been non-stop thinking about next school year and working on little projects, which I plan to share on the blog soon. But, I seriously need to stop and enjoy the summer a bit!

Wanting - I'm joining in on a book study with Sherrie @ Middle School Math Rules and my book is finally order and on its way! We're studying Minds on Mathematics by Wendy Ward Hoffer. I'm excited because this book is about using math workshop at the middle school level.

I'm also excited about my new personal blender that I ordered. I already have a Magic Bullet, but I'm thinking this Oster My Blend will work well since most of the time I make Smoothies, I'm on the go! I love how the blender cup has a lid. I bought an extra cup too!

Ooohhhh! And I just remembered that I hav ea couple of VistaPrint orders on the way too! Can't wait to share...

Okay, I think all the others are self-explanatory! Head on over to the link-up to see more Currently July posts...

New Classroom...EEK!!!

I am super excited and super overwhelmed about my new classroom! I can't believe I have a room with windows and it's so large! Today, I dropped by school to drop off some things to get them out of my house and to possibly do a little cleaning while I was there.

To my surprise, all the furniture was along the walls and the things I had already brought to school were staked on top of cabinets and desks. While, I didn't get any work done today, I am excited about how it looks like a blank slate (other than the stuff the previous teacher left in the cabinets and on the shelves).

Window & a SMART Board...Woot!

...and another window! Woot! Woot!

I've already shared my classroom decor inspiration once before. If you haven't seen it already, check out this post! And I can't wait to give you a classroom tour once I have it all set up!

{Monday Made It} Teacher Toolbox

So, this teacher toolbox has been all over Pinterest for the past year or so. While, I loved the idea from the moment I saw it, I was not compelled to make one because it looked too tedious. That is the furthest fromt the truth. This project took me about 20 minutes and $20 and I'm so glad I did it!

I bought the Stack-On 22-Compartment Storage Cabinet from Home Depot. I'm not going to post directions because you can find them multiple places. I used the directions provided by Leslie @ Jack of all Trades and printed my labels from a free template provided by Elizabeth @ Fun in Room 4B. I used scrapbook paper that I already had at the house and inspired by my current classroom crush from Melanie @ Inspired In Style.

I debated on painting the frame of the toolbox and I'm glad I did! Here's the final product!

As I'm cleaning out and packing up, I've been dropping things in the appropriate drawer of my toolbox and it makes me even more excited about this project.