Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Currently February...Shamelessly Late

February 1st rolled right on by!  Don't tell....but I sort of purposely waited until today so that my "listening" could be promoting my future husband....
Listening:  Josh Groban's new cd, All That Echoes hot off the Target shelf...I left school at 2:00, ran to Target, and came back to school.  Work is always better listening to Josh!
Loving:  I have s.l.o.w.l.y. been adding wbt practices into my class.  Kids really seem to be responding, especially the catch and release.  Now I just need to find an easier way to remember it all.  I read and watch videso...getting it to memory so I can teach my class is trickier.

Thinking:  State testing is approaching far sooner than I would like.  Need to pour on some test taking strategies.
Pretty sure we all feel like this during testing time.
Wanting:  A new pencil sharpener.  I have TWO dead electric ones on the counter.  How is that even possible!  An order to Classroom Friendly Supplies is going to need to happen soon!
Needing:  The furniture clutter is possibly making me claustrophobic....I think I am going to be traumatized by the desks alone.  Looking at classroom photos gets me overwhelmed and that isn't even taking into consideration the cuteness factor, I just want functional flow! 
Double decker desks....hhhmmmmm.  Jim may have a solution.
Pet Peeve:  So silly...but I can not stand it when pants are on the inside tongue of shoes!
Pants go on the outside of shoes!
Go see what everyone else is up to and don't forget the rule of three!
Happy Tuesday,


  1. Laurie, since you have over 100 followers you can sign up to do a review and get a free pencil sharpener!

  2. I feel the same way about WBT-there is so much to remember, I don't use it as consistently as I should. That pic for standardized testing is just classic!!! :)


  3. I have been bitten by the Whole Brain Teaching bug this year too! It is totally what my at risk kids need. I am constantly making up sayings and motions to go along with on the spot which the kids enjoy and the bonus is it aides with memory problems:) Get yourself the pencil sharpeners from Classroom Friendly Supplies ASAP! I finally got one this fall and it is the BEST!!
    The Phonics Phenomenon

  4. I had to read your pet peeve a couple of times because I got it but I totally get it now :) Found you from Farley's!

    Brie @ Breezy Special Ed

  5. I do not love electric pencil sharpeners. I spent $100 and got a new one last year with my fee money. You can guess that it doesn't work! Everyone is talking about how great the ones from Classroom Friendly Supplies are. I guess I need one, too.

    Adventures in First with Mrs. Key

  6. Ooh, Josh Groban. I love that guy too. I'm going to check out his new cd. Thanks for the reminder:)

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  7. You know I love that you are listening to :) it's great, isn't it? I played it all day at school yesterday during independent math work time! My kids loved it, too!!! (Like they have a choice.)