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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hello, March. I'm Feeling Lucky! March *Currently*

Ahhhh, March.  This month always brings along a few bonuses: longer days, warmer weather, Spring Break and leprechauns!   Because of these, I'm always happy to welcome March.  Anyway, the fantastically fab Farley is hosting another Currently.  I'm linking up to share #widn and to find out what my blogging friends are up to on the first of this month.  
Listening: In the background, I hear my kiddos playing with one another on this sunny March morning.  Lately, *Super Heroes* is the name of the game in this household.  Ever since we checked out Super Hero ABC from the library, they've ditched the princess and pirate costumes (for now)... 
Loving: I recently ordered Beyond Leveled Books from Amazon. I've only just begun reading it and am already loving the book.  It explores the uses and limitations of leveled texts in primary reading instruction.  It's a very easy read and includes a good deal of practical ideas, as well as sample mini-lessons that are worth putting into action.       
ThinkingYay, the time gets to *spring forward* next weekend!   Even though we'll lose an hour of sleep, the thought of knowing spring is near makes me happy.  When the sun still peeks above the horizon after 5 P.M., I know warmer weather is on it's way.
Wanting: It's fun being an Irish gal, especially when I live 20 minutes west of Chicago.  I'm wanting to celebrate my Irish heritage on March 17th.  I love heading into the city to watch the parade and see the river being dyed green.  It's something I've done with my family and friends ever since I was a kid.  It'll be a nice tradition to start once my own kids get a little older.  

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in school with the students is entertaining, too.  When I taught Kindergarten, First and Second Grade, I loved *brining a little magic* into the classroom.  The students' faces spotting chairs tipped over and little green leprechaun feet all over the room was priceless.  Now that I'm a Reading Specialist, it's not quite the same, since I don't have my own classroom.  However, I do love reading and discussing St. Patrick's Day themed books with them.  A few of my favorites are below.  
Needing: I'm needing a vacation and am ready for Spring Break to arrive...STAT!  

Spring Break Plans: My husband and I are both teachers, but unfortunately our breaks don't coincide this year.  Even though this saddens me, I am looking forward to some time to ??? while my husband and kids are at school.
Okay, okay, all kidding aside.  For all those out there who know me, I can't allow myself to do absolutely nothing.  Most likely I'll spring clean the house and do a little closet organizing.  After that, I'll surf some remarkable blogs for classroom ideas and continue to read the professional books I purchased on Amazon and checked out from the library because...

Well, happy March and don't forget to link up with Farley!














13 comments:

  1. I'm so happy that I found your blog! I just love learning about new literacy ideas!! I have to check out that book! It looks so interesting!!! St. Patrick's Day in Chicago sounds so much fun! We went over the summer a couple of years ago, and I completely fell in love with the city. I can't wait to go back!
    Happy March!
    Chandra @ Teaching with Crayons and Curls

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    1. Thanks so much, Chandra! That book has been worth it thus far. I think it'll be a resource I'll refer to over and over again in the future. Thanks for stopping by and Happy March! :)

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  2. Those are some of the cutest superheroes I've ever seen! I've never been to Chicago for St. Patrick's Day, but it's on my bucket list. I live near Savannah, Ga... and the whole town goes CRAZY for St. Paddy's!
    Stacy
    Funky Fresh Firsties

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    1. Thanks Stacy! Ooh, I'd love to visit Savannah. I bet you have nicer weather than I do here near Chicago. ;) Happy March!

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  3. What a great blog! I can't wait to come back and read all of your literacy ideas! I am really interested in the book you are reading! Looks interesting. I also love the books you picked for March! My faves!
    Kim
    Mrs. H's Resource Room

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    1. I'm a fan of St. Patty's Day books! I have tons more on my list of favorites, but I didn't want to overwhelm anyone. :) Thanks for stopping by, Kim. I appreciate your comments!

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  4. Oh.my.goodness! The pictures of your sweet kiddos is adorable. This remind me of my two boys :)

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    1. Kids are #priceless, aren't they? I bet you have pictures of your boys that are just as fun! ;) Thanks for stopping by, Terri!

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  5. I totally want to see the river, too! Thanks for all those St. Pat's day titles of picture books - I want to check them out!
    Also: I had my other blog - my one with more personal stuff on it - redone by Kassie! I'm going to start using it more....but keeping it more private than my other one, so make sure you follow! :-)
    Good, Good Life

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    1. Oh my goodness, how can you manage ANOTHER blog? You are truly a writer. Well, I can't wait to check it out and will be your newest follower! ;)

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  6. Eeekk...I am not looking forward to Spring Forward at all! =(

    A LoveLi Class

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    1. Really?! LOL- I am. I love warmer weather and longer days. Hang in there. Thanks for stopping by LLG, too. ;)

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  7. Your kiddos are just adorable "Super Heroes". The Beyond Leveled Books looks very interesting. I am going to add it to my amazon wish list. I would love to see the river died green, so cool. What a fun family tradition celebrating in the city. I just got the Jamie O'Rourke book and I am looking forward to reading it with my kiddos. I am so ready for spring too! I am not going to love losing an hour of sleep, but I like that it stays lighter longer. Have a wonderful week friend!

    ~Laura
    Luv My Kinders

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