It has been a while since I've joined Farley for a Currently!!
Hubby got inspired during his vacation and decided to finish our basement....we have two teens so it is a worthwhile project!! They are already arguing over who will use it when....I'm not cleaning it...EVER...that's all I've got to say!!
School resumed on Thursday and then got canceled on Friday...woohoo!! It's looking like we might get another day on Monday, with another 6-8 inches of snow and sub-zero temps. I'm not complaining!!
Last summer we watched all of the Madmen seasons....and I absolutely fell in love with the show!! It's coming back with the final season this month and I can't wait!! Don Draper....love him and hate him!!
We have mid-year NWEA testing coming up at the end of the month....and it gives me anxiety!! I work so hard all year and I really want my students to do well!! I know "the test" shouldn't matter that much....but let's face it....it matters!!
I have been on full blown "but it all" and "eat it all" mode lately!! Time to STOP!! Time to get back to the diet and the budget!!
Last month we lost our beloved beagle, Penny. We adopted her 11 years ago and, although she was a handful, there is (and will be) no other dog like her. She will be missed and remembered for a long time to come!
The common core standards are very clear that "academic vocabulary" plays an important role in helping students to do well on standardized tests. Students need to have a large working vocabulary including Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 words! I am making a point of using a larger spectrum of vocabulary words when I am teaching and more importantly, finding ways of directly teaching those Tier 3 words! I put together the following products to help. Check it out!!
Love and peace,