Now that it is January it is time to share this month's currently... linked up with Farley at http://ohboy3rdgrade.blogspot.com/.
Listening - I am very often listening to Elmo. He is the current obsession of my 2 year old Eden. I am super happy to be sitting on the couch listening to this, instead of at work. But there are a lot of other things I would prefer to be listening to.
Loving - that we don't go back until Monday (and that is even a work day - no students til Tuesday!)
Thinking - that if we ever came across someone like Mr. Noodle in real life I would warn my kids against him. He is creepy. I really don't like this segment of Elmo's World.
Wanting - it is cold and cloudy and THE PERFECT day for a nap, but there is no chance in hell Grant is going to let me take advantage of this opportunity!
Needing -to take care of my hair problem. These gray hairs are alarming. It is shocking to see how fast they are taking over my head. They are wirey and stick straight up. It is a constant battle. I hate that my hair is acting so old. I don't feel that old....
OLW - One little word - Happy. Even without a nap, with new gray hairs popping by the minute, and the constant annoyance of Mr. Noodle, I am happy. It is a choice and I chose it.
I just posted a new analogy packet on TpT and I am super proud of it. It took me FOR-EVAH to complete, but I am really happy with it. I have noticed that when my second graders start to understand analogies they start to make their own all the time... which is exactly what we want - kids making their own connections right? Text to self, and text to text and text to world and self to world... well it all starts with being able to make connections - EXACTLY what analogies are. I tried to include as many different types as I could for elementary aged kids. It is an easy, intentional way to teach connections. It can be used as a unit - or throughout the year in bits and pieces. It is not connected to any one subject area - it can be used to show one type of analogy and be used in science and then later in math and later with a book. I even made a I Have, Who Has challenge game to go with it. Please go check it out. As long as your kids are readers, they can use this! I will send a free copy to the first five people who comment on this post!
Hope you are all having the Happiest of Days to start this New Year!