Thursday, October 1, 2015

currently october!

Hello friends! How are you? I hope well...and glad we can get together for another currently party! Thanks, as always, to Farley for hosting, and here's what's up with me this month!

Listening to Gonna by Blake
Ohh Blake, love you! Favorite line in this song... "Gonna put a little rock steady on your hand!" Love Love LOVE! :-) Listen and enjoy some country, friends!

Loving the Illinois Reading Council Conference!
I'm just home from Peoria and the IRC with lots of awesome people from my district and amazing teachers to learn from. To be quite honest, Dave Burgess (Teach Like a Pirate) stole the show for me yesterday, with his awesome session on creativity. Then today, my heart was full after listening to Penny Kittle. More to come on that later, though!

Thinking about my 1:1 kiddo!
I have one 30 minute intervention with one little kiddo and I love it. She's making so many gains - I can see them! The work we're doing with sight words is transferring to her guided writing. Then in her guided writing, she's remembering to capitalize the first letter of the sentence and correct capitals inside the sentence without prompting. She's becoming more fluent with the letter sounds and names and is using blends to increase her fluency as well. This is why I LOVE specific interventions with anecdotal notes as a measure - a standardized test could never tell us what I can tell my colleagues about my little one. I see so much growth and I'm so happy and proud, and I love our system for RtI - it's really working well this year!

Wanting one of my football teams to win a game
The Bears are 0 - 3 and ASU lost really bad to SC last Saturday. not cool. Can we please get a Sun Devil or Chicago Bears win sometime soon? Please?!

for realsies

Needing to go for a run
I've had such a hectic week and now I'm out of town, haven't been running, but have been thinking about it. I guess this is what happens when you become disciplined about something, right? Anyways, feet to pavement tomorrow morning!

Beautiful things? Listening and watching Dave Burgess yesterday reminded me how beautiful it is when teachers are amped up and loving their jobs. I can only imagine how awesome his kids feel to be in his class, and I totally want to be that teacher! One thing he said really rang true for me...

So that's all for me! Be on the lookout for some posts about the IRC in the coming days!

If you're landing here for the first time, make sure you check out the blog hop that is going on!

Have a great October! We'll meet again on my birthday! :-)


  1. I am not a football fan, but I do listen to the excitement of everyone around me. (I just understand the football terms LOL).

  2. How cool to be able to see Dave Burgess! Sounds like fun!
    Very Perry Classroom

  3. Sounds like you had a great conference. I just spoke at one in WI on science and nature in and out of the classroom! I chuckle at your Chicago Bear pic...I am a Packer fan~ so I am trying to have some sympathy...but you are our rivals...It sure is fun to watch the games though! Can't wait to hear what you learned from Dave...

    Renee at The Science School Yard

  4. I love that quote! Thank you!
    Curious Firsties

  5. Love that quote!!! It is in my Office hanging!!! Found you through Farley's link up and excited as I am a Reading Coach!!!
    The Brand New Pencil

  6. Nice quote.Thank you so much for sharing this blog.


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