Sunday, November 3, 2013

November Currently!!

Hola!  I'm late for the party... two whole stinkin' days late... but late is better than never!  So I'm linking up with Farley over at Oh Boy 4th Grade!

Can you seriously believe that it is November?  Which means next month is December and I get to see my family!!  NEXT month!  Ahhhh!  So crazy!  2013 has FLOWN by.

I've had one beautiful week and I hope that you have as well.

In Spain they celebrate Halloween but it has not yet reached the commercial/advertising insanity that it has in America.  So it was fun- but not out of control.  *Whew* I'm not gonna lie- I am not too upset about that part.

I'm babbling so I'll move onto the reason you're here...

I am currently listening to some Spanish music.  I will learn Spanish one way or another... and what better way to hear Spanish than listen to some music!

I am LOVING these long weekends.  Spaniards are all about relaxing and taking it easy.  Case in point- Friday was a holiday in Spain.  So most of the schools just took Monday off so that everyone could have a four day weekend instead of a three day weekend.  I'll take it!

I am thinking that we need to travel more.  My reasoning for this is simply because we can.  We're living in Spain and there are so many places near us that are screaming to be visited.  On Friday we took the bus 45 minutes away to the town of Pollenca.  It was beautiful and so much fun.  We went on a hike to the top of a mountain and ate delicious food and just enjoyed ourselves.  But on Friday morning, before we left,  I was starting to gripe about traveling.  You know, the whole hassle part of it all?  It's expensive... You have to pack... You have to unpack... There's so much I could be doing around the house... I have work to catch up on... The excuses are endless.  But for some reason I hopped on pinterest and this guy caught my eye...

And I realized how ridiculous I was being.  Memories can be formed around the house... but they will not compare to the memories we can make while we're here in Spain.  And so I got off my butt and off we went.  Our friends even met up with us for a few hours.

I am wanting to learn all there is to learn about Writing on Demand.  I am working on my next Writing Unit and it's all about W.O.D.  That wonderful state testing stuff.  Oof.  It's always rough and I just want to find the best way to teach how to do it.  In upper elementary grades it's so important.  How can students apply for college or jobs or even form a simple e-mail if their Writing on Demand skills are lacking.  So anyone have some good sources?  I am trying to read, read, read right now!!

I am in dire need of some real sweets.  Some sour patch kids or sweettarts would be fantabulous.  Spain is all about super sweet stuff but their candy is just not fixing my huge cravings I have going on.  Help!  I need some sweets!  Help, not just any sweets, Help, you know I need some sweets!  Helpppppp!

And of course, a YUMMY pin...

Erica's Sweet Tooth
Birthday cake jello shots!  These look absolutely delicious but I just really love how festive they look with the sprinkles on top!  These could be made with or without alcohol and topped with festive sprinkles for ANY occasion!  Now I just need to find some jello in Spain...

Be sure to check out all the fabulous bloggers who joined Farley on the correct day :)

And before I forget!  Kristen over at Easy Teaching Tools is hosting an AMAZING giveaway!  You could win up to TWENTY FIVE different products!  Be sure to check out her blog this week so you can join in on the fun!!

Happy Sunday!!


  1. How great to have long weekends! I've visited Mexico before, and they too seem to cherish time off and relaxing. I think we need to do more of that here in America!! I, too, linked up to Currently late! ('s still November!)

    School Days with Smith

  2. Spain is one of those countries on my bucket list to visit! I am so jealous you are living there. Enjoy every free moment you have to explore that beautiful country and make memories!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  3. I put Travel on my Currently, but I am thinking of Vegas(maybe...that's really my husband's idea!). Spain!! Wow!

  4. I'm popping in from Farley's Currently, and I'm your newest follower! I'm two stinkin' days late again to the party! lol How great to have a four day weekend! Drop by when you get a chance!

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,