Monday, July 2, 2012

Currently in July

Okay, it's now Monday. I know three posts in a few hours isn't following blog rules, but hey - when the internet is sorta cooperating, you go with it...

Listening - Yes, I'm in AZ. It is crazy hot right now (as I know it is practically everywhere else in the country!). It is too hot to even go swimming - the pool water feels like bath water!

Loving - Sleeping in. I'm a night owl at heart, but I don't have the luxury during the school year to stay up late. So my summer nights are late nights!

Thinking - Our house is a work in progress. I can't seem to get a complete vision for what I want - and so things go unfinished, which makes me NUTS!

Wanting - Ohhhh, am I ever excited for my Amazon order! I just ordered several series of books for my classroom. I've read the first in each, but can't wait to read each series before I put them in my classroom library! Ender's Game, The Amulet, The Sisters Eight, The City of Ember, plus some new markers and gel pens for me!

Needing - We spent the day deep cleaning, and oooh my back is sore. I need a massage. Stat.

Reads - One of my favorite read alouds is The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. Students love the story - and it helps to keep 9/11 a current topic - without getting in the gruesome details that aren't mine to share with 9-year-olds...

The Book Whisperer. Need I say more? If you haven't read it - read it! I read it near the end of the school year, and in the few short weeks I had left with my kids, I was able to turn things around in our classroom. I love reading - and want my kids to love it, too!

I can't wait to see what everyone is up to this month!



  1. I'm reading The Book Whisperer too! I teach Math & Science, but the Reading Teachers on my team are using it, so I'm interested in it too!
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  2. I am going to grab The Book Whisperer!
    My summer nights are late, too... in fact it's 2:00am right now. :D
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  3. I liked the Book Whisperer as well. She inspired me to try to pick up a book and read more for fun myself! She's so passionate-it's definitely contagious! :)


  4. Sleeping in and getting new books are the best! I am giving away a $20 TPT gift certificate. Come visit and enter to win! :)

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  5. Fellow Phoenix teacher!!! Come stop by my blog : )

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