Sunday, July 1, 2012

Currently and a Kleinspired Giveaway!

Hey blog friends!

Today has been wonderful! 

First, it was a Sunday and despite the fact that I'm on summer vacation, Sundays equal time with the fiancee and my cute kitty.

Second, the book study for Daily 5 began today on We Read, We Blog, We Teach  Even though my school has been using Daily 5 and CAFE for two years now, I still like to refresh!  Especially with the new Junior Great Books curriculum coming into my classroom this year.

What's the other fantastic reason for the first of the month?  Farley's Currently Link! Of course!  You can click the link to go check out her currently rules and link up yourself!

Here comes mine!

  I have seen several people posting their Erin Condren planners.  I've had my Life planner since November and I just ordered the teacher planner when summer started.  I do use electronic lesson plans, but I do plan on using the lesson plan session for notes and field trip things.  Then of course, I will use it as my grade book.  So cute!

I have several things that I've been working on for school this week:

1. Reorganizing my writing binder and supplementing with TpT finds and freebies

2.  Reading The Book Whisperer

3.  Going over math manipulatives

4.  Making labels for those cute storage bins I found @ Target

5.  Making a scope and sequence for teaching Junior Great Books this year

So if I post at all tomorrow, it might be for some of that stuff, but I haven't done any crafting.

As for my wants: I want everything cute and awesome that teachers are using so that is a hard thing to limit.

1.  Favorite book of all time- Gone with the Wind - I love war novels especially circa de Civil War period, and then incorporate the love triangles...::sigh::

2. Can't Live w/o Teacher Book - This was a tough one!  I have to go with Strategies that Work.  I have highlighted and labeled every part of this book.  I like that it has interventions and strategies to use with example lessons.  I also like that it sorts things by strategy, it has been glue to my Pensieve and GR binders all year!


Now on to the Giveaway!!

 Erin from Kleinspiration is having a massive, massive, massive, amazing, amazing, amazing giveaway for having 1,000 followers.

A sample of what she is giving away:

Autographed books such as: The Book Whisperer, Digital Writing Workshop, Graphic Organizers for Reading, Flip your Classroom, and more!

Software and Web Memberships: SnagIt, Spelling City, Nearpot, Kidzmet, and more!

Over $300 worth of TpT/TN Lessons and Craftivities!


There are several ways to enter so click here to enter!

For now, I'm going to check out the rest of the Currently blogs that linked up!

Have a great night!  See you on Tara's Linky tomorrow!


  1. thanks for linking up!!! I am waiting for my life planner to come in... CANNOT WAIT!!!! and I have been really thinking about the lesson planner HMMMM. I think i need that too

  2. I've been thinking about getting one of those planners too. I probably need one in my life! haha. Oh and man I heart Adele too!

    Have a great Monday!

    Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

  3. Everyone is getting these planners! AHH I guess I need one! Now to convince my hubby....

    I'm your newest follower! Would love if you came and checked out my blog at


  4. I'm glad I'm not the only one without a Made It Monday this time around. Our week at the beach was just too relaxing! We had a destination wedding last summer, enjoy the planning.
    Christi ツ
    Ms. Fultz’s Corner

  5. oh god i need to do laundry too wahhh i love your page... im so glad i found it.. im your newest follower...drop by =)

    Just Wild About Teaching

  6. So glad to find more 3rd grade blogs. I am a new follower.

    Chickadee Jubilee

  7. Love your blog! I need to make my to do list now!
    I am your newest follower, I just started my own blog
    Fancy Free in Fourth
    Can't wait to see your Made it Monday!

  8. I want an Erin Condren lesson plan book SO BADLY! But I am having a hard time convincing myself that I want to pay for it... :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  9. I wanted to let you know I am awarding you The Versatile Blogger Award! Check out my blog for details!

    Mrs. Wood's Class

  10. Thanks for reminding me about my laundry and dishes lol

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    I hope that you'll join me for my giveaway ♥

  11. Hi Courtney, thanks for following my blog! I am now following you, as well :) (I looove your 'listening' - Adele is amazing!)


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  13. I'm giving you the Versatile Blogger award! Check it out!

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I truly appreciate it!! I tried responding to you via email, but unfortunately your blog isn't set up to do that :( if you need help to change that I just blogged about it :)


    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    I hope that you'll join me for my giveaway ♥