Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Currently

I can't believe it, I'm actually doing a link. I've neglected this blog so much since school started & I started my first full time position, which I'm loving by the way. So tonight I'm linking up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her December Currently.

My son is watching Toy Story on the Disney channel. I don't mind though. This trilogy is my all time favorite. Besides it's a welcome break from Wreck It Ralph, another good movie, but we've watched it everyday for weeks.

I've beed adding to my Tpt wish list and I'm super excited to stock up on products that look like they are going to be very useful for me and my kiddos. The one downfall of special ed, my kids are so low, that I need material ranging from 1st-4th. 1st & 2nd because that's where the majority of their reading levels are and 3rd & 4th because that's their grade levels. Oh well it is what it is and we are working on becoming better readers while preparing for the NJASK in the Spring. The thought of that test makes me sad for them.

I still have A LOT of 3rd grade skills to cover for this unit before the benchmark, in roughly 3 weeks. Yes you've done the math correctly. Our 3rd grade Language Arts benchmark test is scheduled for the Tuesday before winter break. Really?!? Since I'm Resource I have the flexibility to push it back, but making my kiddos wait until after break seems unfair too. "Hey welcome back now remember everything I taught you before Winter Break? No! Fantastic! Here's a test on it." So it's time to shift our gears and get through what we can.

My little guy is 2 & 1/2 (3 in March) & I don't know about my husband, but I had so much fun shopping for him this year, for Christmas. He's at that age where he's starting to understand the concept of Santa. He keeps talking about Santa visiting him at Mommom's (my grand mom's house) on Christmas Eve & is asking that Santa bring him a dump truck. I can't wait to see his face when he unwraps that dump truck. And we got him the Imaginext Rescue City, which he plays with every time he sees it in the story. It'll be so much fun for me to see his excitement when he opens that. Our only frownie face is that in our house, our Christmas morning is the morning after Christmas because my husband works shift work and has to work on Christmas. Oh well, at least my son is still young enough that he doesn't know the date that Santa is suppose to come.

To make an assessment for character traits and POV for my 3rd graders. I've been putting it off all break, like everything else. There's no better time than the last minute, right?

Every Christmas Eve my entire family & some extended family comes to my Mommom's house and Santa comes and hands out gifts and the cousins do a Pollyanna style exchange. It's my absolute favorite day of the year. All of my family together with food and gifts, it's the best. And now that all of us grandkids are older, many of us have kids of our own, so my Mommom's house is just about busting at the seems, but I wouldn't have it any other way!!!!

Remember the Tpt Cyber Monday & Tuesday sale starts tomorrow. My store is on sals as well!

And make sure to link up with Farley for the December Currently and let us know what's up!!!


  1. Toy Story has to be my favorite Disney movie. I have watched it with my kiddos dozens of times. Hope you have a successful TpT sale day tomorrow.

    Quinnessential Lessons

  2. My little girl is five years old, and it is so much fun watching her at Christmas! I hope you get all of your wants and needs on your wishlist tomorrow. :)

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  4. Found you on Farley! I LOVE Toy Story!! Congrats on your full time position! :)


    Mrs. Payton's Precious Kindergarteners


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