Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October Currently

I know, I know I JUST posted on Sunday, but I'm really getting into this whole blog thing! It has really inspired me to document what I'm doing and slow down to think things over.  I go from 3rd, to 4th, and then all the way up to 8th during the day. I taught 3rd last year and I had some of my 4th graders that I work with in my class last year. It's pretty neat to see them this year too!I will probably usually focus on what I'm ding with 3rd and 4th, but you never know when I will just HAVE to share something about 8th grade.

Without further is this month's Currently from Oh' Boy 4th Grade:

Listening: Well I flip channels a lot, because I usually don't get hooked on shows.  Usually what I put on the TV is just nonsense. (I'm an E! junky!) The only show that I have really been enjoying is The Voice...Okay, maybe I just love Adam Levine! ;)

Loving: I love my new job! I get to do all sort of fun and creative things with my minions. This week we are focusing on long o using oa and ow. We made roads, wrote on windows, highlighted, and did word sorts. 
We built a rOAd and then flipped it over to practiced word reading with oa, highlighted the long o sounds, and sorted the long o sounds into 3 columns. 

These crayons are awesome! We wrote ow words on the windOW to practice spelling and saying words with ow in them! :) 

Thinking: about how this weekends will be the last weekend I get to watch my little cousins for awhile. Their mother, my cousin, is a wedding photographer, so I watch them on the weekends while she works. Check her blog out here! (Psst....She just photographed my sister's wedding on August 31! :)) 

 Here they are with my other "little cousin" on the first day of school. The twins are in pre-k and the older one is in kindergarten! They live next door to me so I had to see them get on the big yellow bus! 

 Last weekend they made an ultimate tower out of blocks. They even had a garage at the bottom that a toy car could go through!

I'm also considering running a 5k this weekend...I mean why not, right?

Wanting: our regional math assessments to be graded. We get paid extra for staying after to grade them, but I'm just not a fan of these assessments and want them to be over. Who am I kidding? We will still have to do them in the middle and end of the year. Womp womp womp...

Needing to order supplies for my classroom! I don't even have a pencil sharpener! I didn't order yet, because I wasn't sure what I would be teaching! I'll do this ASAP though! 

Treat!! I just put a common and proper noun word sort on TPT. Check it out! :) 


A few photos from the photobooth at my sister's wedding! Can you tell we had lots of FUN! :D 


<3 The Classy Teacher


  1. Hi Melissa! Welcome to this crazy world of blogging! :) I'm following you right back!

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

  2. Hi Melissa, I am now following you on Bloglovin. It is nice to connect through Currently.

  3. Hi!
    I must try dry erase Crayons. Love the writing on the windows.

    Miss A's Planning

  4. Love your blog name! Your window words are so creative! I would've never thought to use dry erase crayons for that purpose.

    - Katy

    First Grade Kate

  5. You definitely need to order a classroom Friendly Sharpener! Shipping is free and they work fabulous! Worth the price... order one and you'll love it :)


  6. I agree with MsAPlusTeacher...I love my classroom friendly sharpener!

    Found your blog through Currently! Would love for you to head over and check out my blog…:o)

    If You Give a Teacher a Treat