Saturday, May 11, 2013

May Currently

I'm getting a little better...  It's been less than one month (instead of four!) since my last post.
And, sure, it's just this month's Currently.

But I love doing these things!
And, hey!  I'm moving up in the list: only #415 this month!

Anyway - here it is:

Loving and Wanting

On Monday, I have my first formal observation - ever!  Even thought this is my twelfth year teaching, this is the first year with our new principal, and she's no slacker!

Our previous principal never got around to doing our observations; she planned them a lot, but never actually made it into my room.

So, for a couple of reasons, this lesson must impress!  First - I want to impress the new boss!  Working contract to contract is a scary, scary way to live, and I want my lesson to prove to her that I am indispensable!

Second - I am scheduled to sign a contract Monday at 3:45; I would hate it if this lesson caused the P to call the Pastor and rescind the offer!

The lesson I wrote is good!  I can't wait; I just hope it goes well.  I have written a great lesson about food chains - from photosynthesis to decomposers.  I am pulling out all the technology stops - ActivInspire flipchart, BrainPop movie, YouTube videos (that's right- more than one!) and my newest love Socrative for the iPads!  I'm going to test it out on my family tomorrow while we're supposed to be celebrating Mother's Day.

"Happy Mother's Day, mom.  Now sit down, and pretend to be 10."

Thinking, Needing and Bucket List

The only thing that's been worse than my blogging recently is my complete lack of attention span for books lately.  I haven't finished a book in months!  MONTHS!  I usually read 4 or 5 at a time and finish all of them within a week.

That's not to say I haven't started new books!  I've started many, many books.  I just can't get to that point where I can't put it down and Must finish.

These are just a few of the books I've started recently:

I blame BRAVO.

Seriously,  reality TV is going to be the death of me!

On another note, about eight years ago, I moved into my first home.  I love it.  Except the loft.
 The loft has become one huge junk drawer.

I must clean out that mess.  I don't think I've been up there for more than two total in the last six months!  Clearly I don't need all the stuff that's, well, stuffed up there!  This summer is dedicated to purging!

That's it for now.  Thanks, Farley, for a great, fun way to stay connected!

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