Sunday, April 6, 2014

April Currently! :)

I'm linking up with Farley over at Oh Boy 4th Grade for this month's April Currently. 

Listening: My husband is watching basketball (he's a huge sports fanatic) while some last minute school work. 

Loving: This beautiful spring weather puts me in such a good mood! If only every day were like this. I went on a 3 mile run/walk earlier and it was superb!! Talk about motivation!

Thinking: Where is spring break? We still have TWO more weeks until Spring Break. I am dying!!! The spring fever is getting to my kids and they have been off the chains. 

Wanting: I love HIMYM and am very sad it went off the air. Especially the way it did. I still have very mixed emotions about it.

Needing: A bath is a must for me after a run! 

Below are some fun things going on in my room: 

I had my first book raffle with my new birthday books. I got the idea from 4th grade frolics! The kids loved it. Plus I've read all but one of them so that helps. If you are looking for a way to spark reading motivation this is the way to so it. The kids get the smaller books for a week and the bigger books for two weeks. It motivates them to read quicker. 

I got my figurative language wall up today and can't wait for kids to start posting the figurative language they find in their books. One of my poetry rotations is for my students to read poetry and if they spot anything interesting they need to stop and jot it down. This will be perfect to show what they are finding. We have been finding figurative language in our books all year but it will be nice to have a place to document it. :) also my kids love seeing their name up on the wall. It makes them feel famous or something. 

Thanks for stopping in! 



  1. That font is darling! I'm also excited for you that your extra snow days were waved. The thought of anyone having to be in school until June 12 is terribly sad. :)

  2. I love HIMYM too....I actually liked the ending! It made me tear up a little. Our Spring Break is next week, I am soooo ready too!

  3. So glad for your snow days getting waved. Bet that's a relief!

  4. LOVE the voting book idea! Many of the tables on your table are my FAVORITE! I am obsessed with kid lit. :) Glad you don't have to make up your snow days. It's not your fault the US weather is CRA CRA! :) Glad I found your blog through CURRENTLY. I am always looking for upper grade blogs to follow. Have a great Thursday!

  5. Lucky you that your snow days were waived...unlucky you that your spring break is still two weeks away. At least when you get back, you'll only have about six weeks of school left before summer. That's something to look forward to!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  6. I saw that Book Raffle idea on 4th Grade Frolics too and have been meaning to try it. I think I will do it with the next order of Scholastic books that come in. My students voted on some books they wanted me to order, so I know a lot of them will be excited to read them. Perfect timing! I love your figurative language board. Figurative language is one of my favorite things to teach, and that's a great idea!

    Ladybugs Lounge