Tales of Caffeine Drinkin', Paint Slingin', Glitter Lovin' Teacher
Currently November 2015
It’s been a long, hot minute since I’ve linked up with Farley over at [Oh Boy 4th Grade] for a currently post. I’m feeling especially productive today, and it’s rainy – so why not join in on the fun?
Listening: I’ll admit that I’m a sucker from QVC during the holidays. I usually start tuning in around October and can’t seem to turn it off until after Christmas. I don’t buy often, but sometimes that perfect gift idea that you haven’t thought of pops up! Don’t judge me!
Loving: Today the mister and I ran our first 5K race. So proud to say I finished in under 24 minutes, finished 4th in my age group, and finished 33rd out of 243 overall. The competitiveness in me is ready to take a medal next time!
Thinking: As I said, I feel super productive today which hasn’t happened for awhile. My brain is brimming with things I want to get done for school this week, for upcoming TPT products, and just some time to relax!
Wanting: Now that I’ve gotten into running (and think I may want to try a triathlon in the future), I want an awesome running/cycling watch. I haven’t had great luck with the Jawbone fitness trackers – 2 have broken on me. So I’m currently looking at the Garmin Vivoactive Black . It happens to be on sale right now, so it just may happen!
Needing: My goal this year was to stay focused. I think that overall looking back I’ve done a fairly good job, with dips here and there. I’m hoping to finish the year off strong!
Yummy: It’s not a recipe, but it’s November 1st so cue the Starbucks’ holiday drinks! We’re indulging after our 5K today with a Skinny Peppermint Mocha Latte. AND a grande is only 160 calories!
Head over to Farley’s blog to see other currently posts! Happy November!
Ok ya'll... a little food for thought 💭I used to DREAD small groups in my classroom... tell me I'm not alone.I didn't know what I was doing, my kids were all over the place, I didn't have enough time.I went into my literacy block each day with this HUGE sense of dread.Once I figured it all out, it quickly became my FAVORITE time of the day... so i wrapped up all my favorite tips and packed it up for you to help make it YOUR favorite time of the day too!My Guided Reading Academy is open until tomorrow, and I want YOU to join me! It's a great 6 week workshop where we will meet, discuss all things small group literacy and you will leave being the Small Group Reading Ninja that you were mean't to be!Check it out and join me here:www.theteachingtexan.com/success... See MoreSee Less
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🚨 LAST Guided Reading Workshop of the summer 🚨Are you stuck? Looking for some tips? Or just ... want to spend a little time with me talking about small group reading? 😎Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 29th at 6 pm CST will be our LAST free guided reading workshop of the summer.This workshop will help give you a little clarity, a few freebies, and a chance to add some things to your guided reading time to make it FLOW and feel less stressful.Reserve your spot here:the-teaching-texan.mykajabi.com/guided-reading-workshop... See MoreSee Less
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