Alright, let me explain in more detail for ya. Most are pretty self explanatory, but y'all know how long-winded I love to be ;)
LISTENING - I have my office door shut so I can listen to my tunes and block out the boy's snoring. I am rollin' with a moody mix I made a week or so back. It has everything from Sia and Morning Parade to Florence + The Machine and Fleet Foxes.
LOVING - where would I be without my school crew? Lost I tell ya. You know who you are sweet ladies . . . thank you from the bottom of my heart!
THINKING - first grade always puts on an annual Thanksgiving Play for the parents/grandparents. It's a night performance with readings, songs, and dancing. Uh . . . only eight days out . . . I haven't assigned parts yet . . . gulp!
WANTING - I am having daily wardrobe meltdowns. I come home after school to piles of pants, tops, and shoes that just didn't "work" for me as I tried to put together an outfit that morning. Want. New. Choices. Stat.
NEEDING - now needs and wants are to VERY different things when it comes to cleaning my office. However, this need has turned into a necessity right about now. Don't judge me too much . . . I can't seem to help my "creative" school/TPT messes :)
MUSIC - I am all about Ron Brown's Intelli-Tunes when it comes to learning and standards-based music. It is fantabulis! As for background music, Teeny Tiny mentioned George Winston a few months back and I have been hooked ever since.
Now it's your turn . . . go link up with Farley over at Oh Boy It's 4th Grade so I can read up on your "Current" haps.
Switchin' gears a bit . . . I have to share our Friday art ditty with ya. When I came up with the Freedom Flag craft a few weeks ago I had a certain vision that I hoped it would be when the kids finished it. Do you know what I mean?? Most of the time your vision is dead on, but once in a while the thing crumbles before your eyes. Well, this one turned out better than I had hoped and I am tickled fuchsia!
|Our big 7th Grade Buddies came, but the firsties did all of the work. |
They were there to keep 'em rollin' and to provide good company yesterday :)
|When our buddies left, we chatted about freedom and what freedom means to them.|
Then my babes wrote about it.
They aren't very patriotic, but they are sweet as all get out.
|Even the ones who needed a little extra support in the writing department tried their best for me!|
|Later that afternoon while they were coloring up their election book,|
I pulled kiddos to glue on their writing and add stars to their "flag" . . . they were so amazed by the gold pen.
|Ta-da . . . this is our finished product. I love the wiggly lines and the jagged cutting on the fingers.|
It's kid art at it's very best . . . my heart is happy.
If you are interested in trying this craft/write out with your class, it is available in my A Very Patriotic November Packet.
Alright friends, I am out of here. I should be back tomorrow with my latest pack. It's 2/3 of the way finished and I am all jacked up on coffee. If I can avoid the early afternoon "crash" I will be golden :) Hugs!