Saturday, November 3, 2012

November Currently

Oh, November, let me list how I love thee...
  • Fall is here! Leaves, cooler weather (hopefully), and crisp mornings.
  • Pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bars, pumpkin cookies...
  • Veteran's Day holiday
  • Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving break (we get the WHOLE week off!)
  • Sister's birthday
  • My birthday (Turning 30! When did that happen?!)
  • Going to Boston with my mom to celebrate my birthday
And lastly, because it's time for another Currently!

My roommate has been singing the new James Bond theme song's praises for a few weeks ago, and I finally heard it on the radio. Needless to say, I came home and downloaded it on my iTunes.  So good!!

I think every teacher out there will rejoice with me that our first holiday since Labor Day is almost here! Praise the Lord for a day of rest.

Yeah, Christmas shopping. As much as I shudder even thinking about Christmas until AFTER Thanksgiving, I do like to get my shopping done early.  And online. Oh, how I love shopping online and avoiding the store madness!

Fall weather.  Oh how I want it to stick around! It has been gloriously cool in the morning and crisp in the afternoons. Until today. Now it's supposed to be 90F for the next three days. Really?! REALLY?!  I'm going on strike.  I bought a cute new coat, gosh darn it, and I want to wear it!

Canters.  Blessed Canters.  I need to go. Now.  Matzo Ball soup. Bagels.  Latkes. Corned Beef Sandwiches.  This is definitely a need, not a want!

Playing soundtracks in my classroom is one of my favorite things to do.  My kids LOVE How to Train Your Dragon, and so do I.  It is a fantastic soundtrack. Go get it. Now. I also love pure classical music. It's so calming.  Great for those writing benchmarks or concentrating times. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  



  1. I like playing soundtracks too.I will have to look up how to train your dragon. I'm a new follower and fellow first grade teacher.
    First Grade @ Storybook Cafe

  2. One of my favorite things about fall is everything pumpkin also with pumpkin pie heading the list.

    Thinking Out Loud

  3. My 30th birthday was one of my best - 8 buddies of mine gave me a dozen, long stemmed red rosed, kidnapped me and took me out for dinner and dessert, toasted to me, and had the dessert restaurant sing me Happy Birthday. Best guys ever. Bosston sounds like a great way to celebrate too :)

    How to Train Your Dragon is such a great movie. Can't say I've listened to the music much but will take your word for it. I'm with you on the early Christmas shopping. Like to be done by end of Nov. so I can focus on and enjoy the season. Actually shop all year round most of the time. Now that the kids are older GC are great and easy shopping :)

    Have a great Sunday ((hugs)).

  4. I am so glad I found your blog through this month's currently. Sounds like we may live near one another- 90 degree weather in November and Canter's! Love Canter's!Happy Birthday and enjoy your trip to Boston. I am your newest follower.
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  5. Happy Birthday!! I knew thought about playing sound tracks but I love that idea!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Think, Wonder, & Teach