I'm excited to link up for Farley's January Currently. I've missed these!!! Here is yet another reason I need to be more faithful in my blogging during school. :-)
*Listening--I was thrilled when I opened Seasons 1-3 of Downton Abbey for Christmas. My husband did well this year! I've been watching episodes here and there when the kids go to bed. It's been wonderful! I can't wait for season 4 to begin. I was late joining the craze, but since I have a crush on all things British I had to check it out. Of course, I was hooked after the first episode!
*Loving--Even though my kids won't let me sleep "late" it has been oh-so-nice to keep my alarm turned off for two weeks. Usually one or both will snuggle with me in the mornings before we head into the kitchen to make breakfast. I have also enjoyed no makeup and comfy clothes. Whatever will I do on Monday?!? I'm afraid it will be quite a rude awakening.
*Thinking--My students keep Leadership Notebooks, but I'm afraid I'm not very good at helping them record their data and using it to set their own learning goals.
*Wanting--All we ever seem to get is a dusting of snow, and my children (as well as all of my students) are itching to throw snowballs and make snow angels. It seems like we live in a protective bubble that keeps REAL snow away. I bought sleds, snow pants, and snow boots a couple of years ago in hopes of snow, but all we managed was to outgrow the boots and pants! They are predicting an active winter, so maybe, just maybe…
*Tradition--My family always has cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. Growing up we ate after we opened gifts, but now that my sister and I have homes of our own, we meet for Christmas mid-morning and eat first. It's a simple breakfast but I'm thankful for such a small but important tradition. My mom passed away five years ago, but my dad kept it going. He makes sure he has cinnamon rolls, milk, and juice for us.
I did visit my classroom yesterday. Mostly I pulled materials to bring home for planning, but I did move my job board to a different bulletin board. I am kicking off the new year with behavior beads, so I needed a place to display my students' accomplishments.
I have much to do before Monday!