Thursday, January 3, 2013

Currently and a New Year

It's been a while since I've posted, but with the new year I'm getting back into the swing of things. Here's a "Currently" linky from Farley (check out the link if you don't know what it's all about - it's fun!):

Listening - I am a "West Wing" nut! I've watched the series through more than once but it's been a few years, so I'm starting it up again.

Loving - The way break fell this year is so great - I love not going back until the 7th!

Thinking - I get all new kids with the beginning of second semester (January 14th), so I'm thinking about what to do differently: rules, procedures, units... the whole she-bang! I'm pretty sure I'm going to leave binders behind and switch to folders. For some reason, despite the many many many many many teachings, modelings, etc, the whole concept of putting three-hole punched papers in the rings of the binders seems to elude junior high students. Also thinking about a new way to arrange the desks...

Wanting - Hot cocoa is soooooo gooooooooood!

Needing - Gotta get going on creating the "prezi" for a presentation due in a couple of weeks. There's still plenty of time, but that time will get sucked up fast when school is back in session.

OLW - POSSIBILITY! With the new year comes a fresh start, a blank slate, and all sorts of possibilities - especially since I'll be starting fresh with new kids after the first week back. Learning all the procedures and hidden rules of a new school along with transitioning to junior high has been incredibly challenging, but I'm beginning to really "get" it. And, I'm excited to get a second chance to start fresh within the same year.


  1. I'm with you on the binder thing. I have tried it before and then I skip a few years because I end up hating them. After a while I tend to forget how much I don't like them and try them one more time. It is a never ending spiral! I don't know if folders are the answer, but I would love to hear how you end up changing things around! I found your blog through Farley's Currently and I'm you newest follower!

    Dana :)

    1. Hi Dana! I think I'm going to be most happy with the amount of SPACE I'll save switching from binders to folders :). I've checked out your blog - cute! - and now I'm following you too! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Denise, thanks for following my blog - I'm your newest follower too! Love your blog - very cute! I am in LOVE with prezi' kids think they are pretty cool too. Hope you enjoy your last days of vacation!