Hello December and Cyber Monday sales! Welcome. Time to link up with Farley over at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade for another Currently!
Listening: My little ones (3 years old) just saw The Polar Express movie for the first time. It was #priceless #familyfun! We popped some popcorn and turned out all of the lights to get the full *movie effect*! :)
Loving: I love this time of year. Reflecting on the reason for the season is always a good thing.
Thinking: I'm thinking how wonderful the idea is of giving the "Gift of Reading" as a way for my kiddos to countdown the days until Christmas. I can't wait to watch them each unwrap a new book for us to read before bedtime...starting tonight! :)
50 books wrapped and ready to go!
Wanting: I want so badly to check out the Cyber Sale over at TPT for some great RtI and literacy activities for my students, but haven't had time...just yet. By tonight, my online cart will be filled! Don't forget, my TPT store is also participating in the Cyber Sale and is up to 28% off today and tomorrow.
Needing: After unpacking all of the Christmas boxes and decorating the house yesterday, we have a slight mess in the kitchen. All of the empty boxes are now waiting to be placed back down on the shelves in the storage room. My husband is having a little holiday party at our home on Tuesday night to celebrate his last class before he receives his Master's Degree next week (YAY!). Needless to say, we need to get the house visitor ready!
The garland looks like it needs a little adjustment. Lol
Giving: Many times throughout the year, my husband and I assess what we own and what we truly need. Once we had twins, our house began to burst at the seams with "stuff". Boy, loads of things come with having twins! However, we are so very fortunate to be given hand-me-down clothing, toys and books from friends and family. We are so grateful to them for giving, giving, giving. So, in return, we give back and pay it forward to those who need it most. We are starting a tradition with our little ones to donate our lightly used toys to those kids less fortunate. Right now they are still in the stage of "I need that!". My husband and I know it's going to be a process throughout the years. Our greatest hope is to raise grateful and giving children, so they may pay it forward one day, not just during the holiday season.
Our favorite donation store.
Head on over to Oh' Boy Fourth Grade to link up with Farley for your December Currently!