Currently: November Arrives!

Now that it's November, it is time to link up with Anne in Residence for her monthly link-up:


I am really appreciating being able to see my students in person.  It makes such a difference to interact with the kids and make connections.  During conferences last week, one parent told me that her daughter loves when I give her a pat on the back because she knows she is doing good work.   


A week ago Friday, it snowed 5 inches; this Friday, it was 70 degrees.  It is easy to prepare for warm weather, but I need to be warm when it's really cold out.  I bought this fleece jackets with that in mind:


I am perfecting reading online books while recording myself on Screencastify.  I love reading to my students, but we have so much to do while we are in person.  Consequently, I have been reading chapter books out loud, recording myself, and posting one chapter for the kids to listen to during their independent work.  

My first read aloud was The Pumpkin Elf Mystery (part of the Ready Freddy series) by Abby Klein.    Many of my students really bought into the possibility of a Pumpkin Elf who plays tricks and brings treats.

Now I'm reading a book by one of my favorite authors:  Judy Blume.  Going, Going, Gone with the Pain and the Great One is a fun book of realistic fiction:


I often feel like all I am doing is planning for school.  Instruction needs to be concise and precise.  The kids become tired quickly due to sitting at their desks and wearing a mask...  I spend a lot of time fine tuning what I teach so that I can cover the content while getting the kids to learn.  In addition, I need to provide independent work to be done every afternoon.  Here is an example of that:


Tights!  I love wearing tights with my skirts to school.  I love wearing all the clothes in my closet that have not been worn for so long.  I really love getting dressed up and going to work.  Of course, I also enjoy wearing my sweatpants and sweatshirts at home, but wearing my "work" clothes prepares me to do my job.

Well, thank you for visiting the blog today.  I hope you are doing well!  

Happy Veterans Day!  

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