The start of a new month means Farley is back with Currently! I don't know about you all, but the daily and monthly link ups are a way to keep me accountable to this little space. I'm forever grateful to the creative geniuses that thought up all of these great little things. Now, if I could just think of one too!
Anyway, without further adieu...
Listening: Hubs and I stayed up all night last night reading and watching movies. I know, wild and crazy right! That's the best thing about summer. Well, it's noon and he and the puppin are still sound asleep. No television is on and the A/C just kicked on for the day. Thankfully we have had mild temps around these parts and it has been quite pleasant.
Loving: I am a voracious reader! I mean it! It's nothing for me to crank out 100 or more books a year. This year I challenged myself to read 100 in the summer. Well, I'm on about 20 I believe, so I probably won't hit that goal. If I was reading books for my classroom, then I could, but these are adult fiction. Best one so far, Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Seriously, go get it now!
Thinking I turned 40 this week and all of a sudden all of those doctor appointments and conversations start - mammogram, weight gain, etc. Not liking it one little bit!
Needing: I need more time! Summer school starts in 2 weeks and then I start school after that. I've spent the summer working, which I've enjoyed, but I still need more lazy days. Better tackle that to do list soon.
All-Star: I could have gone with the easy answer - using technology, but I dug deep for this one. I love to create a snowball effect in conversations. For example, a few weeks ago, I was writing curriculum for our engineering units for the upcoming school year with a group of teachers. One teacher was stuck on an idea so we just starting ping-ponging ideas and the conversation led to an amazing unit for our 4th graders. A few years back I was introduced to Design Thinking and we had to use "and" instead of "but" when we were brainstorming ideas for a birthday party. That one little exercise blew me away and I've tried to do that when planning anything or trying to think of alternative solutions. It's amazing. Try it - with your students!
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