October 1, 2013

Currently October with Yummy Fall Recipes

I'm pretty sure I deserve an award for submitting my Currently on time this month. I feel like I always miss the first - maybe it's just denial that time could possibly be passing so quickly.

Listening - Honestly, I'm not even paying attention. The fan mostly drowns it out, which I need if I'm going to read/write while in the room with any other noise. I always try to remember this at school. Some kids need noise to concentrate, and others, like me, need silence. I try to keep white noise like a fan and soft music on in my classroom to allow for a little middle ground. There's your tip for the day! :)

Loving - My students are awesome. I genuinely enjoy my students this year, which is a good thing since I'm with them so much of the day. They tend to frustrate their classroom teachers often because they are SO low, but I guess those things don't bother me as much when I'm in this support role. Maybe because their scores are not a reflection of me, or maybe it's just because they are so sweet. Either way, they make me smile countless times a day!

Thinking - On the way to and from school each day, I am constantly admiring the beautiful fall leaves and crisper weather. If you've followed my blog for a while, you know this has always been my favorite season, but this year, I feel like I have a deeper appreciation after missing it last year.

Wanting - I need to get to a pumpkin farm before Halloween is over. I've still never had a real apple cider doughnut, and I'm determined to make this happen... maybe I can convince Joel to take me this weekend.

Needing - Confession: My laptop/school bag has seen better days. And now that I basically live out of my school bag each day (one downside of my current position is that I really miss having a desk/drawer/anything for my stuff), I need one that better fits my needs. In particular, I need it to have zippered pockets. Any suggestions?????

Treat - If you're looking for some yummy fall treats, I have two fabulous recipes for ones I promise you'll love. Joel can eat an entire batch of the pumpkin squares in one afternoon if I let him. And the taffy apple salad is a crowd pleaser for sure!


  1. That's great that you're having a great year and your kids are doing so well for you!! I'm headed to check out those "treats" now!!! I have such a bad sweet tooth:)


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  2. Oh man. You MUST have an apple cider donut. Those things are life-changing!