Thursday, October 2, 2014

October Currently…and a Treat

I am linking up with Farley for this month’s Currently.  I am so happy that it is October because it means that fall is in full swing.  I love everything about fall…football, cooler weather, sweaters,  apples, and pumpkin everything. 

Listening: Every Monday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday there is football on TV at our house.  None of my fantasy players are playing in tonight’s game and it’s a blowout, so I’m not too focused on it.

Loving: My school is encouraging all teachers to do home visits this year.  I was a little nervous for my first one, but it was so worth the time. I went to visit two of my students’ families at their homes today, and it was an amazing experience.  I feel like I know so much more about each student and their families.  I can’t wait to do more.

Thinking: I have a Halloween costume ready for work, but I still need to decide what to wear for Halloween with my husband.  I better decide before everything is sold out.

Wanting: I love doing guided reading, but having to download, print, copy, fold, and staple books for 5 different groups gets really old.  I wish my school would purchase leveled libraries for us to use in guided reading, but until then I am relying on Reading A-Z.

Needing: I have an extremely active group of boys this year who struggle to sit for any period of time on the rug.  I have been researching fidgets all week, but they are so expensive.  I saw a few DIY fidgets on Pinterest, so that may be the way to go.  Has anyone tried to make their own fidgets? Or found cheap fidgets to buy?
Click on the image to download a great resource for helping students write Halloween narratives.  Students can choose cards for the characters, setting, and problem.  This helps students who struggle to brainstorm the story elements when writing.


  1. I love Reading A-Z, but I hear ya on creating the books! :) Happy Thursday!
    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  2. I feel your pain on stapling books! Its annoying! But Reading A to Z is too good not to pass up. I hope you have an awesome Friday!

  3. I bet those home visits make such an impact! What a great way to start a meaningful relationship!

  4. Wow! I love the idea of home visits...and I bet the families do too! I can only imagine how proud the kids are to have you in their home! Thanks for the cute treat!!! Happy October!

  5. Hi Lauren,
    I don't know what fidgets are, but I definitely have some active boys, so now I will do a little research! And I, too, have a love/hate relationship with Reading A-Z haha!
    Have a great, restful weekend!
    One Lucky Teacher

  6. I don't create reading books but I would love some parent help in my room! We don't get a lot of volunteers in our 5th grade so all my laminating and cutting of TPT products is done by me. Blah… sometimes it's definitely overwhelming. Home visits make me nervous! Kudos to you for doing them! Happy October!
    Simple Insights




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