Tales of Caffeine Drinkin', Paint Slingin', Glitter Lovin' Teacher
Currently December 2014
Y’all I can barely contain my excitement for December and Christmas! I was a little sad waking up early yesterday for work, BUT then I remembered it was only 15 working days until Christmas break and I’ve been perked up since! I always say that October is my favorite month, then December hits and it gives October a run for it’s money!
To celebrate this awesome month, I’m linking up with [Farley] for a December Currently post.
Listening: I have to be informed AND full of holiday cheer to start my day!
Loving: Dallas is finally getting some colder weather! Nothing perturbs me more than Mother Nature throwing us 70 degree weather in late November, December, January… Thankfully she’s got it together!
Thinking: Who else has a to-do list that is never ending? I’ve got some online PDs to finish up, some TPT creations to work on, Christmas shopping to finish, etc, etc, etc. I love ticking things off my list – I just wish the list would get smaller or go away.
Wanting: I really want to get some new cute & warm clothes for our Colorado trip later this month. We are going to go skiing in Breckenridge again this year for a few days, then spend Christmas in Denver with the mister’s family. Excited that it should be a white Christmas for sure!
Needing: I always say I’m going to get my Christmas shopping done early, then I ALWAYS wait until the last minute and end up in a mile-long line at the post office. Oh well, one day I will learn, right?
Giving: This time of the year is always so exciting! Cold weather, snow, traveling, winter break… I could go on and on. It’s got me feeling super positive and I’m just trying to spread that around to anyone on my campus who is maybe feeling a little less positive!
🚨QUESTION FOR ALL K-2 TEACHERS! 🚨 I’m wondering something, friends. Do you strictly use decodable texts or do you also use leveled/other texts?I’ll share first… In my classroom the majority of my students are utilizing decodable texts and working to connect the phonetic skills we’ve worked on together to the texts they’re reading. It’s a winning situation because the text is controlled for the skills they have learned. But, (and don’t throw 🍅 at me) I do use some other texts with some of my students - including leveled texts. Some of my students have such a strong foundation in decoding that the added challenge of MANY phonetic patterns in one text is perfect for them. So - 🙅🏼♀️ no judgment zone here 🙅🏽♂️- are you strictly using decodables or do you mix in other texts? ... See MoreSee Less
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