September 2, 2013

Currently September

Happy Labor Day everyone!!  Isn't it great to have an extra day in the weekend---I could get used to this :). Today I am linking up with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade and presenting my Currently September.

1.   Harry Potter is definitely my favorite book series of all time....but strangely enough I have never watched the movies.  I have seen bits and pieces of the films here and there---and apparently that is how it is going to be today; I started watching halfway through the movie.  Maybe one day I will actually get to sit down and have a Harry Patter marathon!

2. Don't you just love the extra day in our weekend?  The husband and I have had a great weekend so far--we have gotten in tons of gardening, cleaned the house, had a barbecue with friends and taken the pup for lots of walks.

3. I for sure need to get some grading done!  Last week I tested 5th graders using our district's diagnostic assessment (DRA--Developmental Reading Assessment).  Now I just have to score the comprehension packets.  Do you all use the DRA?

4. Hopefully I will be able to squeeze in some reading today.  Last night I downloaded two books on my nook--The Giver and The Maze Runner. I just finished up The Hunger Games, and I was going through book/series withdraw---so I am pretty pumped I have something to read now! Has anyone read either of these books?


5. I need to finish some TPT projects--I have so many ones that I have started, and it is high time I get them done!

6.  Just like Farley said on her blog---the last Currently space should be reserved for a little "you time."  Something that makes you happy.  Thus--I am going to try and get in 150 miles of walking this month. Last month my husband and I walked 130 miles--so I think we can do it!!  I also would like to get a pedicure--I haven't had one in over a year and I think I should treat myself. :)

Hope everyone enjoys their day!



  1. I have some TPT projects that I need to finish, too. I seem to keep finding other things that I need to do first.


  2. Congrats on the walking! Take some me time and go get your pedicure!
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  3. I've read both of those books and loved them. They are very different, but both great, and both part of a larger series. Have you read Divergent? That's a great one too-also dystopian.

    The Harry Potter books are much better than the movies, although I did enjoy the movies.

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  4. You've picked two very different books! They're both in Science Fiction, but the Giver is a gentle take on a futuristic community. The ending is interesting. It seems to be interpreted two ways; I'd be curious to see what you think. Lois Lowry, many years later, wrote two other books that go with this one. They're not exactly a trilogy, but Gathering Blue is about a different community, and Messenger ties the two stories together.

    The Maze Runner is also very good, kind of intriguing in a what's-going-on kind of way. I really liked it, and have read it as a read aloud with classes filled with unmotivated boy readers. It's also part of a trilogy, but I found the second book very bleak, the third one bleak but a little more hopeful.

    I hope that helps. Enjoy reading them! And keep walking! Teaching is a very demanding profession, and we need to do all we can to stay physically and mentally fit!