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!


  1. Windshield cracks are super frustrating! Thanks for the information on WBT.
    Covered in Glitter and Glue

  2. I just started break a week ago and you are already thinking about the start of the school year! It is crazy how in one country our school calendars can be so different!

  3. I'm moving classrooms too, so much of my time has been spent planning my room out until I can get into it. I'm also from Louisiana originally! Geaux Tigers!

  4. I am so sorry about your windshield! That is so frustrating! I have been wanting to learn more about WBT - thank you for the information! Happy 4th of July!!!

  5. Visiting from Currently and it's great to find another Louisiana blogger! I love Criminal Minds :-)

  6. Thanks for the tip. I just 'liked' the facebook group for WBT! This was my first year using it. I loved it!
    Grade 4 Buzz