Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July Currently

This is the first time I've linked up with Farley for Currently in a year and a month. WOW!
I've had a lot going on, but have a smackerel of time on my hands, so here we go!

Listening to Sid the Science Kid. L is trying to fall asleep so we are watching a rerun that we have probably seen A MILLION TIMES. Oh well. It's almost over. :)

Loving Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller. Have you read this book yet? It is really inspiring me as a NEWISH teacher. I think my reading block will be looking very different this Fall. I'm getting a ton of great ideas and I can't wait to see up our reader's notebooks with more of an independent reading focus for the school year. My only regret? Not having this book sooner. I've been with the same group of kids going on year three and I feel like these practices really could have made a difference in their time with me. Better late than never, right?

Everyone is sick in my house, and I am HOPING that I don't get it. I've got too many things on my to do list for a virus to slow me down!

I really need to get out of this house. Like I said, everyone is sick and it's been since Friday that I've really gotten out to do anything. I have made two trips out to stock up on Lysol wipes, Laundry Detergent, paper towels and what not. I really would love a nice long Target trip. Maybe even a hot chocolate from Starbucks since I don't do coffee.

Hopefully everyone will be back to their normal selves in time for the 4th. We usually go and watch Fireworks at the same place every year. This year I'm kind of hoping for something more low key and a little less crowded... We'll see how that pans out for me.

Have you linked up for Currently??


  1. Have you read "The Book Whisperer"? Do I need to read it before "Reading in the Wild'?
    Quality time at Target sounds nice. Enjoying a treat from Starbucks and browsing the school supply aisle. I love browsing school supplies. How sad :)
    Hope you stay well and your family feels better very soon!

    1. I actually have NOT read The Book Whisperer yet. I'm doing things backwards. I kind of feel like "here and there" I'm missing little pieces. It's definitely on my list to check out!

      Thanks for the well wishes :)

  2. So glad I found your blog through the linky! I loved the Book Whisperer! I am hoping to read the sequel this summer. And I did that Target trip today. What a wonderful/awful place! I bought lots of good things to eat and a few fashion goodies I really didn't need. DSW, Famous Footwear, and Kohls were also lovely places to visit today! Enjoy your summer and I hope that everyone gets feeling better!


    Leaping into Teaching

    1. AH, Jealous! I'm hoping to get out and get some fun classroom shopping done here soon. It is July, you know. I'm ready to get out there and get my classroom ready!

  3. Hi Stacy,
    I'm so glad you are excited to read Wonder and join us. I have to tell you that I've looked through your blog and apparently we have very similar taste - kate spade planner, the exact same TOMS, turquoise and lime, and a good monogram! How funny. I'm so glad to have found your blog.
    - Sydney
    Lessons Learned

    1. I am pumped! I'm glad that was the book that was chosen. It lights a little fire under me to help me get started.

      I'm glad I found you too! I love finding other teachers out there that love the same things that I love! YAY! :)


Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog! :)