Hooray for my 2nd post!!I am joining the "bloggette bandwagon", and have just completed my first "Currently".
After seeing these on
pretty much everyones' blog I was quite pumped about doing one of my very own. I used Picasa to help fill it out and get it all together. Sure to do love that service.
And now... the Currently Review:
The sounds in my house do generally center around the Bubster and his activities- as I think it ought to be in a household with a 1 year old.
Another lovely day at Title Boxing Club left me drenched after sweating out a gallon (or more) of water. Thank you new trainer guy- whatever your name was. :)
My teachie friend Christina and I have been talking about setting up a TPT account since last school year... BUUUUUUT we haven't yet. I think this is the year.
Our school hasn't posted our class lists yet, and won't formally do so until AUGUST 13TH!!!!! I know... crazy. Anyway, generally, the lists are put up and everyone looks into their "Schoolmaster" to see who's who among classes. I am more anxious this year because it's the first year I will not really know who these kiddos are until I meet them. You see, I taught 2nd grade for 3 years, so when I moved to 4th grade, the past two years were comprised of kids I already knew. But these kids coming up... are a whole new batch.
We adopted the Journeys series two years ago, and while I am comfortable and even semi-fond of the reading element, the writing needs some modifications, in my humble opinion. Sooooo... I need to get with it. Like really. Of course, each year I've tweaked and added and re-modified and undone BUT this is the year it will come together- I pray.
Oh, the reads.... Among the Hidden and the rest of the Shadow Children series. My. Kids. Loved. These. Books. They seriously couldn't get enough, and to be honest, neither could I. Usually, I try to read several books to my kids throughout the year that I have read and know that I love to share. Sometimes, I go out on a ledge and choose a read-aloud (after much recommendation) that I haven't read, and will be experiencing for the first time with my kids. Among the Hidden was that book last year. There are 6 in the series. We read them at the end of the year when they were a little more grown up, and ready for a book like this. They loved it so much that they would check the books out from the library before I could get to them so that they could read ahead over the weekend, so I had to troop it to the community library. :) I didn't mind. Anyway, if you haven't read this book. Please do.
Comprehension Connections is a standard for some language we use about reading. I skim through before school each year to refresh myself on that terminology.
I hope you have enjoyed my FIRST "Currently" as much as I have. I will be adding some information about my ideas for my classroom bulletin board for the beginning of school...
Just so you know- it's SUUUUUUPER(heroish)!!