Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November Currently

I feel like it's been a million years since I've linked up for Farley's Currently, so here goes nothin.

LISTENING. I'm hooked on the Mumford & Sons Pandora station... it's the perfect fall station, and it's great for getting work done on the computer. Toe-tappin' & easy listenin' for sure.

LOVING. First marking period report cards are done and it feels so good. 

THINKING. Dude. Daylight savings sucks. I'm over it. It was dark at freaking 5:15. Lame.

WANTING. My teammates and I are talking about starting something a la Daily 3 in math. I'm starting to compile materials for math tubs that can be used throughout the year, as I have NO desire to be changing the games with every topic. Will keep you posted as I begin this journey! I'm hoping to dive in after parent-teacher conferences next week.

NEEDING. Another one that I want to start to dabble in is CAFE... I'm not looking to dive in head first yet, and I don't plan on having individual student goals right off the bat, but I'm hoping to use a CAFE board to organize the strategies we've been learning in reading groups. Stay tuned for that, too!

READING. I went to my wife's classroom last week while she got some things ready for the week, and totally underestimated how long we'd be there. Picked up a Gregory Maguire book off the shelf, and I'm enjoying it so far... Not in any grad classes this semester, so hopefully I'll actually be able to finish it! I'm terrible at reading books when I'm taking classes. And all the time. I'm really just bad at reading. The end.

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JanCT said...

Finishing report cards is one of the best feelings EVER. We have parent conferences in October, then send report cards at the beginning of December. I know what you mean about the time change. I was driving home in the dark. Not my favorite.
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Kimberly Ann said...

I can't wait to hear about Math Daily 3! I'm not loving getting home when it is dark either!

Kimberly Ann
Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

Mandy B said...

I LOVED Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister! Great book. Have you read any other Gregory Maguire books? They all deliver!

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Ms.M said...

Love finding new blogs. :) Glad I found yours.

I just ADORE Mumford and Sons, and you are right, it is perfect for working. I have tried with other bands and stations and I end up distracted, a lot. Adult ADD is real people. :)
Ms. K/1 ELL
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The Disneyfied Teacher said...

Gregory Maguire is an amazing writer! Hopefully you read some more of his work.
The Disneyfied Teacher