Friday, November 2, 2012


Linking up with Farley at Oh'Boy 4th Grade for her monthly Currently! 

My sweet little girlie has been home sick for the past couple of days....she even missed trick-or-treating on Halloween because of her fever.  She is curled up on the sofa next to me watching Phineas and Ferb while I catch up on my favorite blogs.

I absolutely love reading everyone's thankful posts on Facebook during the month of November.  It helps to remind me of all the things I am so lucky to be thankful for every single day.

I don't play a lot of music in my room....mostly because I forget about it until it's time to move on to another task and then I missed the perfect music moment.  One thing we do every morning though is listen to a Disney song on my iPad.  I play it as every one arrives in the morning.  The students have until the song is over to unpack their backpacks, put their snacks in their desks, turn in their homework, and get truckin' on their morning work.  I love this new addition this works like a dream and I never have to get after them for wasting time in the morning!  The added bonus is watching them mouth the words and dance a little as they are moving through the room!


  1. LOVE DISNEY MUSIC... I worked for Disney for years before I became a teacher... I always wanted to be Ursula... LOL still DO

  2. Hello!
    I found you through Farley's Currently linky party - and am so glad that I did!

    Sorry to hear your daughter's been sick :( I live in NJ and because of the crazy effects from Hurricane Sandy, Halloween has been postponed until Monday night.

    I love the idea of playing Disney songs in the morning - I sometimes play "This is the Day" by Lincoln Brewster to get the students pumped for a new day.

    Joy in the Journey

  3. Hope your daughter feels better soon. I might have to get some Disney music for my daughter...and then 'steal' it to play in the classroom.
    My Second Sense

  4. Thanks for sharing! I found you on the November Currently! I am just finishing up my book and need a new one, what are you starting?
    Come and check out my current Currently!
    Fancy Free in Fourth

  5. I need to finish my grading too! It's bad! I am loving the thankful statuses that I am seeing too, I think I need to start doing it as well. :) I'm also a big fan of hazelnut coffee, I hope you enjoyed your new book. :)
    Fourth and Ten
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  6. Disney is the best! Love all the movies! Hopefully your daughter feels better soon! Love the blog title!

    Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

  7. i always fall behind on grading papers =) im your newest follower...drop by

    Just Wild About Teaching

  8. Thanks for sharing... I am a new follower of your blog!

    Lovely Literacy & More

  9. I love using music during unpacking time. It is the best thing ever! Love the Disney songs as well. Hope your little one is feeling better soon!

    Think, Wonder, & Teach


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