Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sweepstakes and January Currently

Teachers Notebook is having a "Tablet For The Teacher Sweepstakes" from Jan 5th to Jan 31st. The winner will receive the choice of an iPad Mini, Amazon Kindle Fire HD, or Nook HD.
Click on the picture to enter the sweepstakes.
I am linking up with Farley, at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade, with her monthly Currently feature.

Listening to rain. Actually, I'm shocked it's raining. I didn't look at the weather report and had no idea it would rain today. Wondered if I was hearing what I thought I was hearing. It's a gentle rain, though. 

Loving the last day of winter break. I'm savoring every moment. I always find that the last weekend before going back to school after a break, I get a surge of energy. I think it's my way of attempting to finish all the things I wanted to do that still haven't been completed. But there's something about the rain that slows things down. 

Thinking creatively. I'm working on redoing the organization of my classroom math and literacy centers. The process has started me in a new direction of creative ideas on rearranging, organizing, and creating new materials. Love this about being a teacher.

Wanting shining sun and blue skies. That was yesterday. I was walking my pugs and delighting in the warm weather and the blue, blue sky. The no clouds kind of blue sky. {Such a contrast to today.}

Needing a new winter coat. Only light weight coats are needed in southern California. But, we've had some colder weather lately. So, I'm on the lookout for a new coat. I'm sure it will pale to what most other parts of the country use for winter.

Anticipation. Just the anticipation of what 2013 brings. Anticipation of new beginnings. Anticipation of what will follow the rest of the school year. Anticipation of seeing the excitement of my students as we gather in the morning to share stories of winter break. 

Click HERE to see other January Currently blog posts.

I know that this is the last day of winter break for many of you. Enjoy yourselves!


  1. This is my last day of Xmas hols, too! So sad :)
    Love your OLW. I haven't seen that one before.
    Grade ONEderful
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  2. I LOVE your Thinking section of Currently. That is my absolute favorite thing about being a teacher, when you feel that want to do something new and change it up!

    Elementary My Dear

  3. Anticipation is a terrific OLW! You were thinking much more creatively than I was :) Many teachers were discussing adding and refreshing new math and literacy centers, too. The students will love it & offers more opportunities to pull small groups. Thanks for letting use know about the TN offer!

  4. Hi Mona! I love your OLW- it is a perfect fit for this time of year. Hope your new creativity with your centers goes well- can't wait to hear more about it!
    Learning to the Core

  5. Mona,
    Thanks for sharing about the great giveaway:)
    Good luck on the new winter coat! I live in Florida and our temps do dip at times. Good thing they don't stay there. You should be able to get a good deal on one now too.

    Have a great 1st day back tomorrow.
    The Resourceful Apple

  6. Hi Mona! Love your OWL! I know that I have a lot to anticipate in this new year! Hope your first day back to school went well.


  7. I had a really hard time coming up with an OWL! Love yours... it just gives me the desire to visualize so many things for the new year! I would love to heard the sound of rain... we are in such desperate need of it here.

  8. thanks so very much for linking up... your blog is so cute!!! i love the design :)


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