October 4, 2012

Currently and the Common Core

I love Fall! I wish that California understood the changes of the seasons. Unfortunately it is still warm here and the leaves are refusing to change colors. In Utah we would be sleeping with our windows open under nice thick blankets. Here in California we are camped in front of the AC or a fan. At least I don't have to deal with snow right?

On to my life currently. If you haven't heard of Farley's Monthly Currently Parties you are in for a treat. Each month she asks teachers around the world what is current in their lives. I love reading about my friends and sharing a little bit more about my little piece of the world.

My husband and I are sitting next to each other on our respective computers plugging away. He is programming and I am catching up on blogs, pinterest, facebook, and politics.

Today (or is it yesterday since it is after 12?) I finished two new projects. I am so proud of myself. I even aligned them to the common core. I'm still trying to learn more about implementing the common core. This post, by Hello Literacy and the power points it contains are my new homework. I plan on learning a bit more and hopefully creating two more things before the week is up.

I need to learn more about politics, but I'm not sure where to start. Anyone have some pointers?

I am making slow progress on my son's nursery. We bought his crib and I started washing 0-3 clothes and putting them in his dresser. I'm excited and a little overwhelmed. Apparently we have a million size 1 diapers and only one package of newborn. Do people just think my baby is going to be chunky? I can understand. I guess. I have kind of "popped" in the last week or so.

Is it ever not a good time to eat a piece of pie? I have had the munchies all day long. I think I might just have to cave and bake myself a pie tomorrow. (Though I might end up eating it all myself and my doctor will chastise me. I've already decided not to tell her about the ENTIRE carton of cookie dough ice cream that has disappeared in the last month.) Anyone volunteer to help me eat a pie? No? Maybe I will stick with the pile of fresh fruit I have been rationing. I love fresh apples, oranges, grapes, and bananas!

Picking just one book is hard. So look forward to my comprehensive list of favorite fall books in the near future. I can't wait!

Thank you for a fun linky Farley!


  1. Mmmm, pie sounds wonderful right now!! It is hard to create and post products, good for you for finishing two!! Your blog design is super cute, love it:) Found you through the linky!

    Surfin' Through Second

    1. Thank you! I love how simple it is.

  2. Your book Pumpkin Circle sound similar to the one that I chose - Pumpkin Pumpkin. I am heading to the library to reserve it. Thanks for the tip.

    rubberboots and elf shoes

  3. Pumpkin Pie sounds delicious! I totally know the feeling about finishing products - it's always nice to feel accomplished, so good for you, girl!

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  4. Congrats on finishing two products! It's been slow going for me to get anything up in my store. I need to check out your book. Never heard of it!

    I just had a son back in December, and we may have use 2 packs of newborn diapers just because we had them. You can fit most babies into a size 1 pretty quickly, so you really don't need much in newborn sizes anyway unless you have a preemie. When are you due?

    I'm a new follower!

    Don't Let The Teacher Stay Up Late

    1. I'm due next month. :) It is crazy how quickly time has flown. The book is quite fun! The fun rhymes and pictures engage young readers in non-fiction text. (Which everyone knows is super important in the common core.)

  5. I love pie!! Apple pie, pumpkin pie, lemon pie, blackberry pie, cherry pie! Hey... That's an idea... Bring 2 pies and have your students compare... Venn Diagram!!! It would make for some pretty awesome pictures too!! And... You would get pie!! Stephanie

  6. Hi there!
    I'm your newest follower and am loving your blog lay-out. It's very organized :)

    As a fellow pie lover, I appreciated your "Currently..." very much. In fact, my mouth is now watering...off to hit the cook books to fill my latest craving :)

    Joy in the Journey