Sunday, February 2, 2014

February Currently


Yes, I'm listening to the Super Bowl halftime show right now. Only watching the Super Bowl for the commercials, to be perfectly honest - I loved the Cheerios commercial!

And I'm loving the sunshine we in my city had today - we have not seen the sun in weeks. It was so great to see it attempting to peek out of the clouds today! I walked out of church and just basked in it! Everyone was so excited...even though it didn't last.

My thinking - wanting - needing may seem like they contradict each other. I do have a lot to do to prep for tomorrow, and I always wish I had another day of weekend! But, we have had so many snow days lately that I'm definitely hoping for a full week of school this week! I will have everything I need to have done for tomorrow, no worries...I just need to print a couple things and I'm all set. Here's hoping for a full week!

My two truths and a fib: 1. I saw Simon and Garfunkel in concert - truth. I grew up listening to Simon and Garfunkel, and my dad and I had the privilege of seeing them on their reunion tour in Detroit in 2003. It was amazing! Even at 70+ years old they could still bring it.

2. I eat peanut butter every day - fib! I can't stand peanut butter. It is the one food that makes me gag.

3. I've read 10 books so far in 2013 - truth...though, it's supposed to say 2014! LOL. I am too lazy to go back and change the graphic; even two months in, is hard to switch the year in my mind! But I've been reading...This doesn't count books I've read at school/to my students. I made it a goal of mine to read more - just for pleasure - in 2014. The 10 books have all been novels - and I'm sure it's been helped along by the end of winter break and several snow days in this year so far! But I'm hoping to continue reading as much as I can - for fun - this year.

Check out the other February Currentlys here:

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Winter art and some things in the works...

Oh goodness, I've already failed on my New Year's Resolution to blog more...this is why I don't like making resolutions! (I actually say this in jest, though - people, be kind to yourselves regarding resolutions! I am a firm believer that they...and blogging, for that matter...should absolutely not add stress to your life!)

We've missed quite a few Tasty Tuesdays in our class due to many days off (5 already!) for snow/wind chill days, hence the lack of posting at least on those days. Hopefully we will be back with cooking class next week, so that will resume! I am working on a set of kitchen/recipe terms and work related to that which I'm pretty excited about, so that's coming soon - here's a quick preview of some of what I'm working on (a picture dictionary of sorts, among other things):

We did manage to have school for a whopping three days this week, though most in our area did not (I am actually really ready to have a full week of school by now). On Wednesday, we decided to embrace the cold and snow and do a wintery art project - that turned out great, if I do say so myself!

This was a Pinterst project, but right now I can't seem to find the original pin for the life of me. If I do, I'll come back and link to it. But basically, the students used masking tape on white paper to make their tree trunk/branches. Then, they used wintery watercolors (only using purple, blue, black and brown) to cover the entire paper. When it dried, we carefully removed the masking tape and this was the result -

Also, I've gotten a few messages lately asking about teaching a severe-multiple classroom, my daily schedule, Unique Learning System, and the like. I'm working on post(s) for those inquiries, so be on the lookout! I'd love to say I've done a lot towards blogging and finishing those posts with all the days off of school I've had lately...but that'd be stretching it quite a bit. Coming soon, though!
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