Saturday, 2 August 2014

Currently August... How did that happen?

I cannot believe it is August already! Freaky, freaky. Linking up with Farley from Oh Boy 4th Grade to share the August love. Warning- we are in the grips of winter here so I'm hoping my cold body has not impacted too much on my sunny attitude!

It has been so cold here lately. Our poor heater needs a break! The sun is out today after a big frost and I plan to head outside soon & enjoy it.

I am finally starting to feel as if I am making some friends at my new job which is really, really nice. We had two days of PD this week and a couple of us went out for drinks afterwards last night, it was great. Moving schools has not been the easiest transition staff & routine wise, I'm really hoping this second half of the year can be better.
I think I say 'life' a lot in these posts for what I am loving but August is especially a hard month. It is a time that I especially remember one of my gorgeous students and her family. I miss her so much, especially this week as we approach the 3rd anniversary of her death. 
Things personally for us lately have been a bit tougher than normal too but I just need to keep putting it into the perspective of I am lucky to be alive, I am so, so lucky to have the beautiful friends and family that I do and life is so freaking precious that there is no point complaining about the small things. I am positive that there is better stuff around the corner, the universe has a plan for us but I'm getting a little impatient!

I need sun! And sun with warmth. Bring on summer, or at least Spring. One month to go. At least it's not snowing here like it is in other parts of Victoria.

The hubs & I are trying to plan a trip for our end of year holidays after Christmas. Fingers crossed something works out.

Journals are looming over my head this term & I keep forgetting about the sale so I need to get a moving.

First Day
Is it sad if I am counting down to December already? I love my kiddos, I don't want to let them go just yet but I am really looking forward to having a fresh start at the end of the year.

Looking forward to reading all of your summer currently's,
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  1. This may sound silly but I didn't think it actually got cold in Australia. Apparently I need to learn more about other countries :( I am moving schools this year so I totally understand the transition and how adjusting to how other people work can be interesting. Good Luck.

    1. We are down the bottom end Terri near Melbourne so we do have Winter but in the top end (Queensland, Darwin) & other places like Broome it is still hot and gorgeous. Unforunately they're a long drive away :) Good luck with the move.

  2. So cool that you're an Aussie! I know it's not a big deal to you, but I can't get over how small the world is thanks to the internet! (Does that make me sound as old as I think it does!?)

    One of my favorite trivia questions for my 5th graders comes up every Christmas:

    Me: Did you know it's summer in Australia right now!?
    Kids: Get out! That's so crazy! (Or something along those lines...)
    Me: No. Really. Summer. {crazy long pause...} So when do you think they celebrate Christmas in Australia?
    Kids: [without fail - they all say]: June 25!

    Cracks me up every. time. :)

    1. I wish! :) There's nothing like eating a hot Christmas lunch on a 40 (104F) degree day! I'll have to remember to post lots of Summer Christmas photos when we get there.

  3. Bec,
    Yours is the first Australian blog I've read in the last 6 months I've been blogging! Reading it reminded me how your seasons are reversed from ours and you have your warm weather in December! It must be nice to look forward to spring!
    Glad to have found your blog!
    Teaching Voracious Learners

    1. Hi Katie, great to meet you! Check out my "the blogs I'm following" for some other great Aussie bloggers, there are a fair few of us.

  4. Oh Bec, I hope everything is ok. I am glad you having something to look forward to at the end of the year. I can't imagine what it would be like to deal with the death of a student. Prayers are being sent your way. xx

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

  5. Hi Bec,

    Hoping that you are coming to the end of your difficult time. It is so good to sit back sometimes and really take stock of the wonderful things in your life (friends and family especially) to make the bad things seem smaller.

    If you need some sun you should come and visit me! We've had glorious weather this week. Woke up this morning with heavy clouds but they've cleared and the sky is blue again. :)

    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!

  6. I know I am always ready for a fresh start (and summer vacation) when it comes around. I hope you and your husband are able to plan a fun trip!!

    Carolina Teacher


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