Currently for July

Is it half way through the month yet?  For some reason, linking up with Farley's Currently party escaped me until now.  I love to read what everyone is doing.

Listening:  Our foster kittens, also affectionately called "The Boys", are like typical (people) boys.  They love to spend their time wrestling and chasing each other.  Here's a picture of one of them getting ready to jump on top of the other one.  I'm having a contest to name them. You can enter here.

Loving:  When we moved to California, my daughter and I insisted that we buy a house with a pool.  We had never had one before but we wanted to give it a try.  I was a little nervous about it.  I was afraid it would be one of those things that seemed like a good idea at the time, but later regretted.  After three summers with a pool, I couldn't imagine ever living without a pool.  If you've been thinking about putting one in, I highly recommend you take the plunge and buy one.  Yes, pun intended!

Thinking:  Living in California has some similarities to living in Texas - THE GRILL!  Our grill got a workout when we lived in Texas and it gets a workout here, too.  The only problem I've found with this is my husband can grill a chicken better than almost any restaurant.  So, now when we eat out, I am less-than-pleased when I order a grilled chicken breast dinner.

Wanting:  Don't we all wish our house could stay clean after we clean it?  I sometimes wish I had the power of Elizabeth Montgomery in Bewitched.  Wouldn't it be great if all we had to do was wiggle our nose and our house was magically cleaned?

Needing:  Yes, I need to finish my yardwork.  To me, yardwork is like doing the laundry . . . . you are never finished.  There is always something more you could do.  UGH!

Reading: Farley gave us guidelines for this section.

#1 is our favorite book to read aloud.  I absolutely LOVE "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs".  It doesn't matter what grade I teach, I always find some way to tie this in with a lesson. 

Here's a freebie that is a part of my Pig Tales unit.

#2 is our favorite go to professional book.  I think "The P.R.I.M." should be on every campus.  This is such a great resource when your bag of tricks is running low.  Haven't we all had one of those years?

Here's a freebie from my Behavior 101 packet.


Alison Hislop said...

The pool looks like so much fun! It is winter right now so very jealous! I am forever thinking how nice it would be to just wiggle your nose and housework be done. Alas that's not the case!

Enjoy your evening!


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Nicole said...

ohhh I hate cleaning the grill!! I'm in TX and use mine ALL. THE. TIME! Love grilling in the summer!
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Mary said...

I am also a huge fan of The Real Story of the 3 Little Pigs. Hilarious! Also, your freebies rock!

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