Hi, I'm Kathie! I'm a passionate learner, experienced teacher, and curriculum designer. My blog is all about sharing tried and true teaching tools, tips, lessons, and differentiated resources for the upper elementary classroom.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Hard to believe it's already November and time for Currently with Farley at Oh'Boy 4th Grade!!
Listening:My daughter & her roomie host a weekly music spot on their college radio station, WRGW! It's so fun to hear her voice (since she's soooo far away. . .) and I can attempt to be "hip" mom, listening to some music other than my 80's classics!!
Loving: Our first rain in forever was cause for celebration and the cool, crisp air following! I am actually wearing a long-sleeve shirt!! I'm choosing not to focus on the 88 degree weather that's back later this week!
Thinking: Student-led conferences are coming quickly! Report card grades are due this week and my kids are working on their portfolios, filling out Self-Report Cards, setting goals, and preparing to lead their conferences. This is always one of my most favorite times of year!! Parents are amazed at how articulate their children are about accurately assessing their strengths and area for improvement.
Wanting: I admit, I'm a shoe addict. . . and change of season is always a good reason as any, to buy new shoes! And I love boots, especially if I can find ones that fit over my calves. . .oy!
Needing: Somehow, cleaning & straightening up (why do teachers always have SO many papers, books & "stuff"?!) is always the last thing on my priority list. . . but having family & friends over this month will be the motivation I need! (It helps having my college daughter's room empty . . . shhh... don't tell her it's become Mom's "catch-all" room! She comes back in December. . . I have a month to organize!)
Reading: Things have been SOOOO hectic, that all I've had the time & concentration for is reading a short Guidepost magazine article here & there. (Other than reading to my kids at school: currently Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell!) I love Guideposts and all the inspiring, uplifting articles! However, next on my list to read for me is A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. I can't wait for our week off at Thanksgiving to spend time reading!
Thanks, Farley, for Currently linky!
Kathie @Tried and True Teaching Tools