Monday, January 9, 2012

January Currently

How I LOVE Farley's Linky Parties over at Oh Boy Fourth Grade.  It's like going to an Open House, but not having to bring (or spell) any hors d'oeuvres!

This round has been particularly fun for two reasons.... First, I have enjoyed looking at everyone's chosen "word."  Second, there's an added incentive of what may simply be the coolest--or at least the quietest--pencil sharpener on the planet!

If you haven't linked up, head on over to Farley's... just click on the big ol' January Currently picture.  It'll take you right there!  And while you're there, explore some other bloggers' January offerings.  And then, take a peek at some of Farley's other posts.  There's a reason she has OVER A THOUSAND FOLLOWERS!  (Congrats, Farley!)

Happy January!


  1. Hi Kim!

    I nominated you for the Liebster Award over at my blog!!


  2. I want you to know how much your comment means to me on my silly hair dilemma! I loved reading your Currently! I hope you are already enjoying your ice cream!!! Now I want some!

  3. Just stopping by to see what you are doing currently! Come by when you get a chance!

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  4. OK, you olw is SO similar to the one our team leaders picked to encapsulate our goal for the year: Onward! YAY. I hope that you're doing well - I enjoyed reading your currently status.


  5. Now I want some ice cream. I think I may have some in the freezer. Definitely checking as soon as I hit publish. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    Thinking Out Loud

  6. I love your OLW!!! Very cool. We can combine our words and WALK FORWARD. :) :) :)
    And I would like some icecream with chocolate and caramel. Thank you!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  7. LOVE your OLW!!!!! I HATE data collection! It takes up sooooooo much of my time from planning & actually teaching! Yey for the canceled meeting. I dread out staff meetings. My P goes on and on....

    Hope you have a wonderfu day!!!!

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  8. There is nothing better than a cancelled staff meeting! Have a great week. :)

  9. I really like your OLW, brilliant! I hope you are having a nice week at school :)

  10. Kim,
    Thanks for the comment! I think my kids really enjoyed The Cay and we are working on our deep thinking about it more tomorrow. I'm having trouble with students finishing the reading assigned by the day that it is due. Any thoughts?
    Also, I was browsing the web in search of some ideas for our upcoming book and it got me thinking that it would be really neat to come up with a class book/project/activity to collaborate on from California to New York. The first thing that comes to mind is GoogleDocs or even blogging with the kids. I would love to do something like that if you wanted to. I would have to do it in April after the State Assessment since sadly it really is very "high stakes" but just an idea!

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