Saturday, November 3, 2012

November Currently...

     Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade has her November Currently posted.  I look forward to it each month.  I especially enjoy reading everyone else's responses.  I cannot believe that it is November already!  This year is flying by.  We might as well pull out the Christmas decor and get busy shopping.  This month is CRAZY busy for me.  This week we have our school wide election of which I am in charge, Tuesday Election Day (don't forget to vote) so there is no school, Wednesday Colonial Day, Awards Day is in there too.  Then the next week is a field trip, and we slide into Thanksgiving holidays.  Like I said, crazy busy!
     Well, anyway, here is my November Currently....

Listening - I'm a Days of Our Lives girl. Have been since I was in high school.  I don't think I even watch the show completely, but the noise is comforting to me.  I watched it with my great grandmother Addie when I was in college and we would talk all about Bo and Hope.  I feel sure she would be able to catch up quickly if she was alive today.  The show hasn't changed much since then.

Loving - my lesson plans for the week.  This summer I spent a week at Colonial Williamsburg and we have hit that topic in social studies.  I can't wait to teach this week.  We have focused on Jamestown and are moving into colonial America.  This week has Colonial Day (costumes, yes!), indentured servitude simulations, election day, and so much more.  I cannot wait!

Wanting:  I'm always wanting new shoes, but I've been in the market for a new pair of flats for over a year now.  I can't find the right pair.  Boots - finally found a pair of Frye boots that fit my "athletic" calves. (According to the boot guy, I have dancer's calves.  I laughed out loud at that one).  

Needing:  I am so overbooked in every aspect of my life.  I have to find some balance.  My goal for the new year was to leave the school before 5:00 every day.  It has happened twice - and only because I had meetings off campus.  I'm opening the school at 6:30 and closing it down at 7:00.  The past two weeks have been insane with after school meetings.  I don't think I've seen my husband in the day light in the last month.  

Music:  I've bought specific songs on Itunes for my classroom to help kids with transition times this year.  My kiddos are VERY musical!  Their favorite, and mine too, is the theme song from The Muppet Show.  It is exactly one minute long and we use it ALL day!  The other one we have used this week is the Ron Clark Academy's song, "You Can Vote However You Like."  We have learned it, danced it, and performed it all week!

Link up with Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade and check out everyone's November Currently!


  1. I just found you through Farley's currently and I'm a new follower. I love the Ron Clark song. I haven't seen it before but I will be using it next week. We have school on Tuesday so I plan on having the kids vote in class and that will be a great song to play and have them dance to. Thanks for sharing!

    The Busy Busy Hive

  2. I used to watch Days of Our Lives... It was something I looked forward to everyday!

  3. We have started our new nine weeks and I have the same goal...leave school earlier than I have been lately. My daughter attends my school, so she stays late also. Not fair to the poor girl.

    I reading around on your blog. How cool that you got to see Ron Clark! What a great experience. Thanks for writing about it. I really loved the part about teaching to the higher kids and pushing the others to rise to the expectation.
    I also like the post about the flipped classroom. I keep playing around with that! What platform do you use for this? Edmodo?

    Hope you find that perfect pair of cute flats!
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

    1. Charlotte, thanks for stopping by. I actually use Educreations and ShowMe for a modified flipped classroom.


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