01 July 2012

July Currently

I can't believe it is already July!  That means my summer break is half over!  Boo!  But I am so excited it is the beginning of the month because that means it is time for Currently from

So here we go...

Thinking--Ok I have been wanting a Silhouette die-cutting machine for a while.  I have a Cricut, but I am planning this baby shower and need a butterfly...many butterflies!  Well of course I don't have butterflies on any of my cartridges...and I just got frustrated...so I bit the bullet and bought the new Silhouette Cameo Digital Craft Cutter Machine.

Reads--I love to start off the school year the book Rules by Cynthia Lord.  If you haven't read it, it is about a girl whose brother has Austism, and she must wrestle with others perception of her brother and her new friend.  I have had students on the Austism Spectrum the past few years, and it really helps to build tolerance not only of these student but also of others.  Number Talks is a fabulous book to help you build your students mental calculations...my students have done amazing math thinking with strategies that I have learn from this book!   I hope you get a chance to read these!


  1. I am loving my air-conditioner too! I don't know how I could live without it in Texas!

    Teaching Chick

  2. I am also loving air conditioning! I'm not someone who would do well without it!

    Lesson plans & Lattes

  3. I'm going to check out your book recommendation -- we have 2 ASD units coming to campus in August.

    Math is Elementary

  4. I love number talk! It has definitely brought rich math conversations into my classroom!


  5. Whew! I'm loving my A/C too! It's been 108 here! Stay cool and hydrated!

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,

  6. AC really is a god-send isn't it??!! I have never heard of Number Talk. I am off to research now.

    Teaching in Room 6

  7. Rules sounds like a great book - putting it on my list!

    Krazy Town

  8. I have to give a big AMEN for AC.. I would melt in South Texas without it.

    Also I love The Big Bang Theory... they are absolutely hilarious!! :)

  9. ADORABLE blog!!!

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

  10. AMEN on the AC! It was 101 here last week! I was in Haiti the week before though with no AC, talk about sweating!


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    Busy Teacher Love

  12. I definitely need a pedicure too! It's something scary to even look at my feet right now lol. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  13. Your red "eww" cracked me up. That pretty much sums up my poor feet at the moment :)

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  14. Hi Jessica...I just received the Versatile Blogger award and am passing it on to you. I just joined your site and can't wait to see all that you have to share. Happy 4th!

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  17. I just stopped by to say that I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog!

    I wanted to nominate you for the The One Lovely Blog Award and The Versatile Blogger Award!

    Lisa @ Tales of an Education Major

    (Sorry if you've already been nominated, I'm new to the blogging scene, and I'm trying to get this all figured out!) =)


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