Sunday, December 13, 2015

New Blog Starting

Well friends, I've decided it's time to venture off to a new blog. This blog, which is mostly Whole Brain Teaching related will still be here. I may still come back to post WBT things from time to time.

My new blog, Southern Teacher's Tales, is a WordPress blog. Since it's a new platform for me, I hope you'll bear with me and I get things set to my liking. There, I'll hopefully be posting more often. I'll talk about what's going on in my teacher world, as well as resources and things I'm learning or have learned about in education and life in general.

I thank you for following my WBT journey here and hope you'll follow me in my new little corner of the blogging world!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Last Currently of 2015!

We've arrived at the last month of 2015! It's amazing to thing that in just a few weeks, we will be ringing in the new year. To celebrate the last month of the year, here's my Currently addition to Farley from Oh Boy 4th Grade's linky party!

After a long day at school with basketball games to keep a clock for, the only thing on was the local 10:00 news! Was nice to hear that some more winter like temps are on the way tomorrow.

Thursday and Friday, I'll have my older students working through some projects related to our study of fossils. They will excavate chocolate chip fossils from cookies, make a fossil with some air-dry clay, and try to identify animals based on just their bones among other things. Took me the better part of a whole day over the weekend to get it planned so I hope it's worth it!

My TPT store, as usual, is in my list. Hope to get something going there soon.

My classroom decorations are in a box in the classroom - so I guess that's progress. Was going to put them up today, but after spending almost 30 mins. in the checkout line of Walmart, I had no time to do it before running to the basketball games. UGH!

I've always had a faux tree at my house. I'm hoping my youngest cat will let me put my big tree up and not use it as a ladder. I'll give it a day or two after I get it up to see if it stays. May need to go to the smaller one that I put up successfully for about 2 weeks last year!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November Currently

Where has the time gone! It's been a while since I've posted on my blog because I've been so busy with school. Here's hoping this post will get me back on track! It's November Currently time with Oh Boy, 4th Grade!

Listening: I just love watching David on QVC. He's a hoot! I would love to be watching the pregame for the Saints football game, but our local Fox station is off the air for some reason. :(

Loving: Who doesn't love an extra hour of sleep?!?

Thinking: LSU women's basketball starts this week and I'm so excited! My school's high school teams start next week, so I'll be getting ready to run the clock at their home games.

Wanting: So a couple weeks ago, we had some low humidity, lower temps weather that was wonderful. I wish it would come back soon!

Needing: Teaching a new grade level means lots of prep work. Thankfully I only have one subject (science or social studies) to do at a time but it's so much work just to stay ahead. I think I'll try to do all the work for at least the couple weeks we have until break.

Yummy: So with the regular smoked turkey, dressing, snap beans, cranberry jelly, and rolls, my family usually has mac and cheese. It something my mom makes with those tube noodles, Velveeta block cheese and a topping of crushed saltine crackers. The crackers add a nice crunch to the creamy cheese and noodle!