Sunday, July 1, 2012

July Currently! (Yippee!)

                          Currently, Currently, Currently.
                                                                    And I'm not late, late, late!


That's a nice (and foreign-to-me) feeling. (Often the secretary has to call our classroom a few times before finally asking if I can do the attendance before the kids leave for the day!)

It's July first, and Farley has posted her link up. And even though, it's the first day, there are already almost fifty entries! 

Farley has written some rules for this link up... nice rules... so be sure to read before you post (Boy, that sounded teacher-y, didn't it?)  Don't worry, they're easy to follow, I promise!

Here' s my currently for July...

And here are the rules...
The "Reads" section refers to listing your all-time favorite Read Aloud and then adding your "go-to" professionl book.  Easy, right?

My favorite read aloud book has always been The Cay by Thodore Taylor. I cry when we read the dedication. And then I cry several times along the way. The kids always share amazing things when we assemble in our sharing circle. I put on the twinkly lights and they read and I cry some more!

I Read It, But I Don't Get It by Cris Tovani has lots of great activities and strategies for older kids who are still struggling as readers. There is an activity on purposeful reading in the first chapter that I use every year!

The other request allows lots of people to get comments on the Currently post... and you  might make a new BloggyBuddy in the process! And since we all know, nobody chooses words like Farley does... I just borrowed her description...

"I would LOVE for you to look at the 2 in front of your link and then come back and look at the one behind yours...  that is 3 in all and I love the #3 ... let's call this the RULE of THREE!

PLEASE comment on these 3... that way EVERYBODY gets a comment or two... I saw this on another blog and I think it is a great way for EVERYONE to get appreciated!!!
Of course you can comment on as many as you want, BUT if you link up, please at least follow the RULE of THREE."

Yep, that's how Farley does things... with STYLE!

So, link up to Oh Boy Forth Grade with her cute new button above. While you're there, grab the template and remind yourself about the Rule of Three. Then, come back and link up and leave a few comments. It's sort of a "give some/get some" arrangement. How cool is that?


  1. Oh that Starbucks Iced Mocha sounds delicious!! I love some Starbucks! :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. Oh my friend!!!!!! You don't have to craft...just show up and btw I have seen several things on your blog that you have made that you could link;) Just sayin:) I'm gonna have to try that iced coffee out!!! mmmmmmmmmm! Like tomorrow! Cuz if I went tonight I would be up alllllll night!!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  3. Woohoo!!! I'm commenting as part of Farly's rule of 3 :) I've been trying to keep up with Tara's Monday Made It, but I don't think I'll have one tomorrow. Booo.

    I might steal that Starbucks drink idea... sounds sooooo yummy!!!

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

  4. That Starbucks drink sounds delicious. I am obsessed with their Iced Green Tea Lemonade so I don't know if I can give that up yet :) but maybe I will try your drink someday.


  5. Have you had that Oreo Cookie Crumble Mocha Cold Thingy that they have? It is awesome! As a matter of fact I am going to get the MR to drive me up there now....Delicious!

    ☞Go NuTTY with ME!

    (ps....ever thought about changing your name to Joy? he hee)

  6. True confessions - I just don't think I'll like iced coffee so I haven't tried it. I did sip on John's McDonald's frappe a few weeks back and it wasn't horrible, but I just think of coffee as warm.

    So, my friend, if you make it to TX one day (soon!) and we go to Starbucks, I'll try one of those "room for half n half and caramel" concoctions you're talking about!

    And I'm going to say HI to Mrs. Squirrels, too . . . cool "rule of 3" idea!!

    Congrats on being ahead in Currently and currently getting to sleep in!!

    The Corner On Character

    1. OK, so I thought you meant to say hello to the person who commented before us and after us - ha! So I went to Mrs. Squirrels to say hi, then came back here, re-read it, and see that I'm all goofed up. Am I napping too much or not enough??

  7. Look at you, all on time and stuff! ;) We call it a "clicker" around here too...probably because when I was little our remote actually did click (and you could change the channel by clanking your keys together as well ;) )

    I am also on the, "What can I do for Tara's craft day?" train. I seriously am so uncrafty. It is a sickness or something.

    Teaching in Room 6

  8. Yay on time !

    I'm trying to think of what to do for Tara's craft next week. I'm stumped...

    Love ya girl <3
    Journey of a Substitute Teacher
    Endless Pinabilitites!

  9. Hey Kim-
    Thanks for popping over to my blog earlier and leaving me a comment about my cake. I think I will take your advice about linking it up with Tara's "Made it Monday"...thanks again for your kind words!

    Tales from a 4th and 5th Grade Teacher

  10. I love to stay up late too! I am your newest follower!

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

  11. Hey buddy! I need back to school sales, too! Markers, crayons, and pencil boxes to begin!!!!

  12. I totally love Cris Tovani! And that iced mocha sound yummy!

    Krazy Town

  13. FIRST you are so sweet and thanks for always filling my bucket!!!
    and second YAY on time is a good thing BUT I always get that reminder to do my attendance too!! LOL
    and THREE (fave #) I am adding 2 books to my list THANKS!!!

  14. mmmm starbucks!!

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

  15. I am your newest follower! I just started a teaching blog myself. I taught 6th grade 2 years ago- I loved reading The Cay and so did the kids!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  16. I love back to school sales! :)

  17. I see that you have received these before but I have really enjoyed reading your posts so I am nominating you for the One Lovely Blog and Versatile Blogger awards. Come back to my site to pick up your awards!

    Polka Dots and Teaching Tots

  18. I love The Cay too! I read it with my kiddos this year, and probably will again next year. :) Thanks for always being so supportive!

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  20. Hi Love your blog. I teach 5th, but I've read The Cay with my students and they loved it. One of my fav things to do is stay up late to. I was up till 4:30 am last night (Oh my!) Just started my own blog this week. Come by and visit when you get a chance. I am your newest follower!!

  21. I love The Cay! It's a great read aloud! :)

  22. I can totally relate to forgetting about attendance! Too much goes on at the beginning of the day! Not much of Starbucks fan--but the reads I can do: The BFG (for kids) and Teaching Essentials (for me.)
    Primary Pizzazz


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