First up, Currently by Farley.
Listening: Hubby and I recently discovered Supernatural on Netflix. It's a CW show, and it's kind of silly, but we enjoy it! It's one of those "good to have on in the background" shows. Some of the episodes are really scary, I admit! I'm pretty easily scared by creepy shows and movies, though.
Loving: My new Erin Condren planner! I bought it during teacher appreciation month, so I got a pretty good deal (for a crazy expensive planner)! I have to admit, I was a bit underwhelmed when I first got it, but I'm excited to try it out. I already filled in all the holidays and meetings for next year. I know that sounds really organized, but really I was just procrastinating grading... :)
Thinking: This is the longest part of the school year! We only have 12 1/2 days left and 5 of them are field trips, 3 more are special events... for a grand total for 4 regular days left! Here's hoping it goes smoothly.
Wanting: To go to the beach. I'm so spoiled to have grown up where I did! I live close to Boston and to the beach. Does it get much better? I can spend hot summer days in beachside arcades and splashing in the waves, and rainy days in some of the best museums in our country. Seriously, I love where I live... even if the winters are brutal.
Needing: Another longggg bus ride for our STARBASE field trip tomorrow! The first day was last week, and we loved it. Cant' wait to go for day 2! More on this later..
Vaca essentials: Who doesn't love reading a good book? What are you reading? I'd love to know.
One more good link up, too. I love this idea- "What will you do differently?" by Finding Joy in 6th Grade.
Ok, I admit it. A bad habit of mine is waiting to grade until the last minute. I put it off and put it off until I have a big pile that I feel compelled to finish on Sunday night. Yuck! I am going to try to stay on top of it this year. Even if it's just 15 minutes a day- it is something!
Guided math was great this year. So great, in fact, I wouldn't even consider going back to my"old" way of teaching math. I've thought of some ways to tweak it and make it even better next year! More blogs on that later.
Math journals worked out well in my classroom, but I have to admit that I didn't really commit to them. I used them, but not to the extent that I should have. This year, I am going to really commit to using them regularly.
This ties in with no more last minute grading. I always find myself dreading sundays because I grade and plan all day (and night). This year, that's done. I am going to be prepared for when I walk in the door Monday as I leave on Friday. Weekends are for ME! (We'll see how this one goes...)