Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July Currently!

Time for this month's Currently with Farley!

Listening - ahhh, the pitter patter of little, um, wheels...

Loving - TIME TO READ!!! I just finished my first big fiction read of the summer, "Sophie's Choice." Hoo, brutal. Not the book, the choice. Despite it's affirmed place in popular culture I didn't know going in what the "choice" was, and it could not have been more heart-wrenching. Amazing book - now I want to see the movie, especially since I'm a BIG Meryl Streep fan! My current teaching read is "Whole Brain Teaching," to be followed by "Teach Like a Pirate." I've also just finished a shorter, lighter read that I saved for reading during workouts at the gym (kind of hard to concentrate on something like "Sophie's Choice" on the treadmill) - "236 Pounds of Vice President," hilarious memoir.

Thinking - I've been doing some work here and there, sketching a few things out, but now it's time to get going before the time gets going!

Wanting - I've just become hooked on "Boardwalk Empire," and am about to watch the fifth episode.

Needing - I've got the material, just gotta sew 'em up. Pretty easy project.

Tips, Tricks, Hints - Know what you want to say and who you want to say it to. For this blog, my goal was to primarily to share classroom organization ideas with other teachers, particularly for FACS. My secondary goal was to share the occasional story, anecdote, or opinion related to my career. The more I stick to this the more feedback I receive and interest I seem to generate. Also, the better quality conversations I have with other teachers. 

Happy July, everyone!


  1. Good blogging advice! I'll be keeping that in mind. I'm a new follower!

    Amy @ The Littlest Superheroes

    1. Thanks! I was just over on your blog and I love your little superhero clip art - super super cute!

  2. I like what you have to say about keeping things focused on your blog. I can go on for days it seems sometimes! I am not sure what FACS is?

    1. Hiya! FACS is the acronym for "Family and Consumer Science" - the current label for Home Ec. I know, sometimes completely irrelevant stuff gets jumbled into my writing and I get waaaaay off topic.

      I popped over to your blog and I must agree, Dollar Tree rules!

      Have a great summer!