Saturday, November 3, 2012

November Currently....

I missed this last month because the end of September and the beginning of October was such a blur. SO when I saw Farley over at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade post this on Facebook, I headed right over and got to work. This is hands down one of my favorite things about blogging...I love reading everyone elses and sharing my own.

Never done this? Here's the scoop. Head over HERE to grab a blank one of these:

Then use Powerpoint or my absolute fave...PicMonkey to modify it with your own

Here's mine....

I don't know about you, but I am kinda sick of the election and all the attack ads. I am ready for this election to be over and done with. But that said, I am looking forward to having Tuesday off. I plan to sleep in, go vote, come home and bake chocolate dump cake and make chili for our staff social on Wednesday.

I am heartbroken watching all this coverage of the damage to NY and NJ that Hurricane Sandy caused. My heart goes out to everyone affected, but most of all to my fellow teachers who have to do double duty getting their personal affairs in order, and will have to face their classrooms and schools that have been damaged, plus be a rock for their students who have been through this horrible tragedy.  Keep them in your thoughts and prayers and if you can, donate to the Red Cross relief efforts. 

I admit it, I am addicted to sweet stuff. And despite the fact that I had access to tons of Halloween candy this week, I really did not eat a whole lot of it.  Now, I wish i had a big bowl of Reese's cups because I am craving something sweet to go with my coffee. What I really want is a piece of iced lemon pound cake or a raspberry bar fro Starbucks. Maybe I can convince my hubby to run through the drive-through while he is out patrolling the city today (he's a policeman and on duty today).

Have you see this video? I used it as an activating strategy for my lesson on the presidential election this week. My students LOVED it, and begged me to play it over and over again this week. I have a feeling that I will be playing it more next week too. I am a little obsessed with Ron Clark and RCA right now....and have been every since I heard him speak a few weeks ago. What? You didn't know I went to see Ron Clark? Or that I got my picture taken with him? Check it all out in my post HERE.

Now go one over to Farley's blog and get your CURRENTLY on......


  1. Girl, I'm thinking we teach similarly! I'm obsessed with a little RCA as well - you know I did get to hang out with him :) We should get together and swap ideas.

  2. I just found your blog through the Currently Linky! I'm your newest follower. Enjoy your 4 day week! We have one as well... YIPPEE!!

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  3. I'm your newest follower. I think anything sweet from Starbucks goes well with coffee! I'm wishing I had some now too!
    JustAnother PBJ Day

  4. HI. Just found you through the linky party. I love Currently. I started using them in my classroom. Such a great exercise for reflecting. I'm going to have my kids fill one out with their parents at my student led conferences on Friday. I don't know who Ron Clark is but I'm going to read your post right now!!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  5. Thank you for sharing the Ron Clark video! I love it!!

    EduKate and Inspire