Saturday, October 6, 2012

Currently: No Freebie and No Giveaway!

I did my first "Currently" last month...It was so much fun that I think I'm going to have to do it EVERY month. Thank you Farley for hosting such great fun!!  Farley is also sharing templates for all of our kiddos to do their own currentlies or currentlys . . .Grammar police help me out on this one! What a great idea for sending home as a family activity monthly, or to put in your writing centers.
So here's mine...

It is so cold that we have to run the furnace. At the football game last night we froze. Winter coats, blankets and hats were musts unless you are my 13 year old daughter and wearing a coat, even if it's below zero is fashion no-no. Blue lips must be the fashion with that age group!

I wish I had no place to go all day, but I will be going to a walk that honors the little girl my daughter was friends with and I had the honor of teaching who died of a brain aneurysm this summer. It has been a difficult time for our school, but we have gotten to the place where we can talk about her and laugh over fun times we had with her. I was blessed to know Malauri and my life is richer for knowing her.

Do you insist on your children using pencils? I've noticed that when I let them use markers they write more. They enjoy writing more. I rarely use a pencil anymore for writing. I do most of it on a computer. Why not give them a choice as to what to write with? I'm excited to try this out next week. Maybe you all already do that and I'm just figuring it out, but I'm pretty excited over this idea!

I think that these books by National Geographic are AMAZING! I would like them all. If you work for the company that makes these awesome books...I am accepting donations! I want all of them. I bought this apple book and used it during our apple unit. These non-fiction texts would be a great addition to any k-3 classroom or library. I'll leave you with one of my favorite pictures in the book...

I found the mistake on my "Currently" did you? It's too late to do anything about it now!! 


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  2. Those apple books look fantastic, Jenny! I'd love a set for my ESL children - great talking point.

    I'm glad I found you through Farley's "Currently...". I'm signed up to your blog and will be back often.


  3. I am jealous of your no place to go Saturday! I have been to Bible Study, and student soccer game, and a student football game. (And it is only 10am here.) Now sitting on the couch with coffee and catching up with blogs!

    I vote for "Currentlys" It is like a last name that ends in 's'?????

    Chickadee Jubilee

  4. I've been letting my kids write with markers all month. It's been going very well! Thanks so much for the shout out! Barbara

  5. Is it "to the sound of the sound"? Its great anyways:) I need to link up, but always have a hard time saving and uploading in paint. Do you know if there is another way?

    Have a great weekend!
    The Resourceful Apple

    1. Try! It's easy to use. I have some tutorials on my Blog Baby Blog page on my blog. Whew. That's a lot of blogs.


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  6. What a wonderful way to honor your student's life. I can only imagine how much it will mean to her parents.


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