Monday, June 30, 2014

July Currently

Hello blogging friends! It's hard to believe how fast the summer is going. July is already here so it's time for this month's edition of Farley of Oh Boy 4th Grade's July Currently. I just missed getting in the top 10 of the link-up!

I've been able to get into my classroom whenever I want, so with moving rooms (again) I've tried to go at least once or twice a week. Since school starts in a little over a month, I'll probably be going a little more often. With that, there's been a lot of printing activities like task cards, making new binder covers, and the seemingly non-ending process of cut, laminate, cut, repeat....

A rock hit my windshield at one point several month ago. Everything was fine until the hot weather rolled in. Made that small crack go across most of the windshield. At least it isn't in my line of vision.

Whole Brain Teaching - If you haven't heard about it, check it out! I attended the WBT National Conference in Pineville, Louisiana for the 3rd year. Being that I'm a WBT Level 5 certified educator, I get to help by walking around and answering questions. Want to know more?

1) There's a Twitter chat on Tuesday night - #wbtchat
2) Facebook! Check out the main WBT page or the grade level pages (just search WBT and the grade level). There are individual pages for Kinder - 5th, middle school, high school, music, special education
3) The WBT website:, where you can get lots of FREE downloads, ask questions on the forum, and watch previous webcasts all by creating a FREE account.
4) Blogs: There are many WBT gurus who have blogs like mine. Below are just a few.
  Nancy Stolenberg, WBT Director of Certification -
  Sarah Meador, WBT middle school guru -
5) WBT Book on Amazon (paperback or ebook):

Hope you have an amazing 4th of July holiday!

Monday, June 2, 2014

June Currently

Hey everyone! It's been a while. I've had a year of ups and downs and it's going to be continuing as I'll be moving classrooms for the 6th time in my teaching career. I'll be trying to post more here, including details about the upcoming WBT national conference!  Here's my addition to the Currently link up!

Listening: I love Criminal Minds! There's an all day marathon on! Will be watching until Wen by ChazDean is on QVC! I love my Wen!

Loving: Summer is going to help me rest mentally and be ready for new challenges next year.

Thinking: With the move, I'll be setting up a different classroom. I'm pretty sure that I'll be using the Hollywood/movie theme I used in recent years.

Wanting: I've made a few TPT items in the last few months. Just a few days ago, I posted a glyph activity with the theme I plan on using. I'll probably make similar ones with other themes, so I'm up for suggestions on themes for them.

Needing: Maybe it's the summer thing, but I just seem not to have energy when I need it. Bedtime is later - midnightish, and wake ups are later and later.

Summer Bucket List: 1) Pineville, LA here I come! I'm so excited about the WBT national conference. This will be my 3rd time attending. There's nothing like a WBT conference, so if you get the chance, attend one!
2) One room in my house is almost completely taken over with all of my school materials! With the move up this year, the lower level things had to come home. They're really deep cleaning the rooms this summer, so what I did keep pretty much had to come, too. I'll be glad to move some of it back, but in the meantime, it's a big pile! At least my cats like sitting on top of the boxes!

Happy summer to all who are out. If you're not out yet, hang in there - summer is coming!