My Lhasa Apso cracks me up. When he wants something really badly, he doesn't whine like a normal dog...he meows like a frickin cat!! I wish I knew how to leave a recording of this on my blog, because you would die laughing...it is a perfectly formed "Meeeooowww!"
I am excited to be doing students book clubs for our next unit in reading. I put together some resources for my kiddos to use that are also now available on my TpT store (hate to throw in a sales pitch in the middle of my Currently, but hey...its MY blog!!). I love being part of a book club as and adult; especially a teacher book club! I am hoping that my students get to experience that special kind of connectedness you feel when you're part of a book club. We will be doing Mystery Book Clubs, which I think they will really find fun!!
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A snowy, slushy mess is predicted for tomorrow morning. I am hoping that the God of Snow Days smiles down on us here in Southeast Michigan and grants us the most awesome thing every...A SNOW DAY ON FRIDAY!! I love my job, but an unexpected reprieve is a blessing now and then!
I know I am not alone when I say that Tattling drives me BANANAS! This year I am following the Conscious Discipline formula for building classroom community and managing behavior and I have found a magic cure for tattling. When "Little Miss Priss" comes over to deliver the news that "So and So" isn't doing what I told them to do I simply and so, so sweetly say..."Are you telling me to be helpful or hurtful?" Oh boy...that gets them really thinking! You can get a variety of answers to that question, but either way a teaching moment is created and "Little Miss Priss" learns a great lesson about how to be more helpful without tattling. For more information, visit Becky Bailey's website on Conscious Discipline.
I'm ending with a freebie. In preparation for our Book Clubs, we are revisiting "Stopping to Think" when we are reading and when and how to use a sticky note. I put together this reference sheet for my kiddos and a cutsie sticky tracker. It is also included in my Book Club Guide. Click HERE to get them!