Friday, August 2, 2013


Wow!  Wasn't it just the last day of yesterday?

At least it seems that way!

But apparently, my calendar says it is August and that can only mean one thing to us's time for Currently with Farley.

Here is what's up with me... all of them are pretty self-explanatory.

I REALLY could use that cleaning fairy.  This is the time of year that my classroom gets all pretty and organizing and my house gets all messed up and dusty.  Anyone else have that happen?

Now in regards to my "Back to School Must Haves."

  1. Everyone knows that if you have a Scotch Laminator, you are always in need of lamination sheets.  I am not sure how many I use a year but I thought it would be fun to keep track this year.  So far (and remember the school year hasn't even started), I have gone through 2-50 packs.  What the heck am I laminating?
  2. Yes, vinyl coated paper clips.  You read that right.  I PREFER my paper clips to be covered with that lovely vinyl coating.  They slip on better and look prettier.  Of course, our district warehouse is currently not in the same frame of mind as me regarding paper clips, so I have to go out and find my own.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the color coordinated ones at Office Depot and Staples.  I'm like a kid in a candy shop when I look at all those yummy colored office supplies.
  3. Lastly, comfortable black heals.  I am the crazy teacher who actually LIKES to wear heals when I teach.  My favorite black ones bit the dust last year.  It was so sad.  I wore them like FOREVER!  As a matter of fact, I still have them in my closest hoping that they somehow magically repair themselves; you know like in the story The Shoemaker and the Elves but that hasn't happened yet.  So, anyway, all summer long I have been feverishly looking for a new pair but having no luck!   I'm hoping to find some today as I am taking my kids on a back to school shopping adventure.  While out, I will just casually look at the shoes for myself and maybe today will be my lucky day.  I'll let you know if it happens!!!!
So that's what is CURRENTLY going on in my neck of the woods.  What's happening in yours?  Go link up!

Until next time...
Happy Blogging!

Academic Ann


  1. I found large coated paper clips (now by large I mean giant) at Target. Not sure if that's how large you wanted. And I love my cleaning fairy - that is actually what we call her! Love to know someone else uses that term too!

    Teaching in Blue Jeans

    1. Amy,

      Thanks for the tip on the large paper clips. I will have to go check out Target. I'm always looking for a good excuse to drive out that way. I have a friend who runs a cleaning business and she calls herself "The Cleaning Fairy." Maybe I need to give her a call. LOL

  2. I can totally relate to your thinking. I am forever supposed to be doing something else but blog stalk and pin away instead. It's still productive in my opinion! LOL.