Saturday, October 4, 2014

Currently October

Hello! I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday! It is a gorgeous day outside and I'm thinking I might take the dog for a walk this evening. It has been seasonably cool and sunny all day. Love the early fall!

So here is my Currently!
Listening- I usually don't have any background noise on when I'm on the computer (helps me think)

Loving- I worked on parent conferences this morning then did a number on the house. My husband is out of town and will be back tomorrow and I want to just have the time to spend with him before the work week and not worry about a messy house! :)

Thinking- we have a crazy week ahead. Tuesday night, we have a curriculum night for the parents and then I start conferences on Monday. I have them 3 days this week and then 4 days next week and so far, a little more than half of my parents have signed up. I like conferences but also dread them...

Wanting- fall is my favorite season and now that we are living in NC, the trees don't change as fast. I love their beautiful colors and can't wait for them to show their glory!

Needing- my poor kitty ate the last of her food this morning, we feed her twice a's almost time for her dinner, so I better run to the store.

Trick- I have started using a lot of Whole Brain Teaching techniques  in my class this year and I love the smiley/frowney game. For each good thing I see the class doing, ex. staying on task, I give them a smiley point. If I see them not following directions or following our CHAMPS, I put a tally on the frowney side. I set my timer for 20 minutes and when it goes off, if they have more smileys, we do a quick brain break on gonoodle. I love it and it reminds me to get in those breaks throughout the day! There has only been 1 time so far we had to skip the break because we had more frowneys. 

Ok folks, that's all for now...I will be doing a post on how I organize my data binder stay tuned for that! Have a great weekend!

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  1. I LOVE a clean house... AHH!! I can't believe you are getting ready for parent teacher conferences?? When did you start? Ours are in November. We are on trimesters. Are you on quarters? Have fun!

  2. Hi Sarah!
    Wow, conferences for 7 days. That sounds exhausting. We do it all in one day at my school. Every parent has a ten minute appointment and we work until 8:00 p.m.

  3. Nothing's better than a tidy house, right? :) Hee hee! (Wish I could blink and have mine done! Nope!) Good luck with conferences; it really can be stressful. It'll be over before you know it.

  4. How cool is GoNoodle?! I'd never heard of that before - thanks for sharing!!!! :) I love a good brain break in the middle of the day. Whew! I have conferences starting tomorrow too. Sending good vibes your way for them all to show up! ;)

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