Currently March Mayhem

It's the beginning of March..... spring is coming.. I'm hoping to be feeling it soon, since right now March is a roaring LION..blah.
To brighten up the atmosphere I'm linking up with Farley at Oh Boy Fourth Grade for her Currently!

Needing:.. Ok, I'm going out of order.. but I am NEEDING to talk to people about the Lucy Calkins conference I just attended.  She is FABU!!  I wish her units of study would come out for middle school.  K-5 comes out this month, and looks awesome.. as in I am wishing I were back in an elementary building so I could teach using this writing program AWESOME... as in I am way jealous that I have to wait until JANUARY for the middle school edition.  I picked up her latest book which discusses the Common Core.  very good so far... If you love Lucy too.. leave me a comment about what you love..
{Clicking on the book will send you to AMAZON}

Listening:  Right now, I am an unhappy Syracuse Basektball fan.  After setting an all time highest EVER basketball attendance record last weekend.. there were 35,012 screaming Orange fans in the Dome,.  They retired Carmelo Anthony's jersey,  BUT Cuse boys have lost 3... THREE.. Tres... in a ROW!  That hasn't happened to us since 2011.  Basketball fans.. it is not a happy place if you are a Syracuse fan at the moment!

Loving  My hubs is home for the weekend.  He is a PhD student and is a busy busy busy bee.  He started his spring break this week, and before he has to jet off again to go with the UF women to Georgia, he is home visiting us.  We miss him tons.. so this is a special treat for us.

Thinking:  Hmmm I have work to do for my ratios unit.  My smarties were NOT smarties when it came to this assessment last week.  They are struggling with the word problems.  I need to make a retake assessment for them, and take some time to reteach a few basic concepts.

Wanting:  Mini eggs.. I <puffy heart> LOVE mini eggs.

Like: Been here done that....
Love: March Madness is coming.. I love watching the NCAA tournament.  We do a huge tournament at school with 64 of the most popular books that have been taken out of our library.  I also do a huge bracket on the wall after selection Sunday and we pull in some geometry, ratios and stats lessons to go with it,
Hate:  Monday mornings.. nuff said!

If you are interested in sharing your Currently, click on the link above and head to Farley's.
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And if you love Lucy Calkins too, leave me a comment below and tell me what you like best about her lessons.


  1. Love the title of your blog! I always have my Starbucks while grading :)

    Tales of Teaching in Heels

  2. I'm currently watching my beloved Hawkeyes trying to keep up with the Hoosiers. I don't think this will end well.

    Have you signed up to enter my March Madness Giveaway yet? This sounds like it would be something that you would enjoy. Lots of great prizes! Check it out {here}. Oh, and now I understand your blog color scheme. Duh! :)

    Fifth in the Middle

  3. Ugh... our March is coming in like a lion too!! Hoping that the lamb shows up soon!

    Good luck with the ratios! Math is sooo not my forte!

    Addie Education - Teacher Talk

  4. I love March Madness too! We've had basketball on in the background all day! Love it!

    Teaching In Oz

  5. I LOVE Lucy!! I have read her books and used her writer's workshop approach forever! I saw in her in NYC and went on a tour of some schools in Brooklyn that are all "Lucy" schools. It was AMAZING!! I have the Pathways book. I've only skimmed it so far. It will be a summer read. So happy that you got to see her!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  6. I'm not big into basketball, but I've always liked Syracuse. Not sure why- I am from Boston! Strange, I know. :) I also have to agree- I hate monday mornings! Yuck. It's the part of the week that you know is the farthest away from the weekend. I feel like it's the worst this time of year. The cold weather has really taken it's toll on you over the past few months, you are sick of the dark, and summer vacation feels so far away. Of course, state testing is right around the corner though! I found you through Farley's link up- glad I did! Seems we have a lot in common. :)

    Caffeine and Lesson Plans


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