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January 18, 2015

Loving the New Job

I have been working in my new job for two weeks now. I am still learning the students names. I am loving be back with 4th and 5th grades. They have great personalities!

I am lucky enough to have a classroom and I spent three days cleaning out the classroom and organizing things. I even found a supplies request from 1969! LOL.

The closet before and after:
Every shelf was loaded with old books and manuals!  

I removed a shelf & added a spring rod
Now I have a spot for my coat and bag. 

I am teaching main idea and details to grade 4.

I started with a lesson on visual text:

In grade 4, I had mystery main idea bags.  
Students loved this activity!
We then moved onto nonfiction texts. 

The students will do stations at the end next week, so I can assess their understanding. I am hoping they think it's fun and do not realize I am testing them. LOL 

I did some inference work with the 5th graders. I will take some pictures this week to share! 

I have a lot of students to service and I am still trying to find a plan book templet that I like. My schedule is different everyday, so I feel a bit disorganized when planning. 

My husband saw this on Facebook. I thought it was funny: 

It's been a busy and nice first two weeks! I am so glad it is a three day weekend!
Happy Reading! 

January 1, 2015

Hello January !

As I reflect on the past year I cannot believe that I have been lucky enough to work with autistic children for a year. It was difficult at times, but I am a better person and teacher because of the experience. I am so excited to start a new job as a reading teacher. I start Monday and I look forward to posting about it. 

Onto this month's Currently: 

When the DH and I were sick, we decided to binge watch Dexter.
I have loved my vacation time. It will be hard to work for 5 days when it's Monday!
I am ready to start my new job, but I am going to miss all my free time.
I have not been show shopping since July and this shoe loving girl really would like to buy a new pair.
I REALLY need to get back into eating better.. and get back to the gym. I was sick for a couple weeks in December, so I have not been to the gym in three weeks. It does not help that all the delicious holiday food is so bad for you!
YES - I plan to work hard at my new job, so the kidos can become better readers and learn to love reading.
MAYBE - I was run/walking in the fall. I am a spinning girl, but I'd love to be a runner, too.
WISH - I have a few ideas/stories on post it notes - I wish I could publish them.

GO check out some more bloggers and their "Currently"

January Currently

I also did this linky, too:


As you can see there are some similar ideas from my Currently. 
Go check out some more and link up! 

Hope everyone is enjoying their last days of free time before it's back to work!

Happy Reading!