Sunday, July 1, 2012


Stopping in to participate in the July Currently hosted by Oh Boy 4th Grade!

I'm pretty sure it is HOT in most places in the US right now! We've had some rain, so we aren't in a drought or anything. We actually had a crazy storm in the area two nights ago. Power out across the region.

Thankfully, I didn't lose power. I'm a huge chicken. I probably would have cried. Then driven somewhere to be with people. Again. Wimp.

I can't believe it's July. My birthday is this month. The 1st anniversary of my 25th birthday! =)

My mom has the cuuuutest foster dog right now. She's a chi/terrier mix we think. Our shelter just pulled her from a shelter in the south. No way there were any pictures being taken of her. She's a wild woman! She walked down on the first pool step on her own and nearly gave me a heart attack.

My fave read aloud of last year was the Wind in the Willows. It's a classic, and my students were just hanging onto every word and visualizing every scene. I was really surprised they liked it so much! I'm looking forward to finding more great read alouds from the linky!

And yeaaaah. Confession. I don't do much professional reading. I learn much better through attending workshops and watching demonstrations. Not only that, but I'm also one of those "reluctant" readers. I need to be really interested/engaged when reading. Reading blogs is a great form of "professional reading" though. You all are reading machines! You read the books, put them into practice, and write about how they work in your classroom. I've learned so much from you all. Still, I'm really hoping to find a professional book or two in the currently link list!


  1. I have never even read The Wind in the Willows! I will have to give it a try!

    1. It is SUPER cute! I actually got a few copies last august in the target dollar spot! They had other children's classics, too!

  2. It's hot and humid here in Texas, too! Good grief! I don't read professional books as much either. I haven't read Wind in the Willows, yet!

    Miss A's Kindergarten

  3. I agree- summer needs to put on its brakes! I can't believe it's July already!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. I love The Wind in the Willows, too! And yes, it is hot hot hot!

    Krazy Town

  5. mmmm iced chai!!

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    I hope that you'll join me for my giveaway ♥

  6. I saw your link on Oh Boy 4th Grade and decided to drop by. Love your blog!

    Hooty's Homeroom