It's time for Farley's Currently. Farley, from Oh Boy 4th Grade, hosts this linky party monthly.
Loving - My parents are coming to visit today. I feel grateful that even though they live in another state it is only an hour and a half drive to visit. So, I'm thinking about getting up to clean. I just cleaned yesterday, but with two dogs and 2 kids it doesn't really look like I did anything now.
Wanting - Taking the new job that I have now means that I needed to bring 32 giant rubbermaid containers and tons of classroom furniture home to my house. I feel like I am suffocating when things are too cluttered. I'll keep some of my things (just in case I go back into the classroom in the future) but in the spring I am going to have a GIANT teacher garage sale and get rid of most of this stuff so I can reclaim my house.
Needing - fresh highlights...my appointment is next weekend thank goodness
Reading - Reading and Writing Genre With Purpose by Duke, Caughlan, Juzwik and Martin
We've been talking a lot of content area reading and writing. The book give examples of how focusing on content area reading and writing helps teachers focus their planning. Traditionally, many elementary teachers relied on themes to guide their planning. This book highlights how teaching strategies for reading or writing specific genres are different from each other. For example, the strategies for writing an informative text are different from the strategies needed for research writing.
I need to finish a video presentation for my writer's workshop group. Everyone loves pajama PD, right?