Monday, December 1, 2014

Desperately seeking texts... & {GIVEAWAY} for your suggestions!

It's already December! Where did the time go?! Today I'm linking up with Farley @ Oh Boy Fourth Grade to bring you Currently December:
Listening: to Christmas music! The day after Thanksgiving a local radio station switches over to Christmas music 24/7. I couldn't be happier!

Loving: "The Affair" on Showtime. I started watching the show because Joshua Jackson is in it (my teenage crush from the Dawson's Creek days) and now I'm hooked! The characters are dynamic and interesting. I love how the show is told from two different perspectives. It literally is a "he said, she said" story.

Thinking: December came way too fast! I feel like we were carving pumpkins just last week. There is too much to do in the few remaining weeks till Christmas...

Wanting: More time to create TpT products to stock my store! I feel like my head is so full of ideas I am going to explode! All I need is a little more time to put everything together, but as a working mom with three little boys that is nearly impossible.

Needing: Novel suggestions please! I am on the Language Arts Committee in my school and the Language Arts Council for Southeastern CT and we are working on revising our core literature lists to meet Common Core expectations. This is where you come in! I need suggestions for texts you are using or want to use in your classrooms. Please add your suggestions to the sticky walls below. Include the title, author, lexile (if you know it) and what grade level you use it at. The first 2 people to comment on each sticky wall will receive a free copy of my top-selling City of Ember Unit from my TpT store!

Giving: A FREE copy of my City of Ember Unit to the first 2 people to comment on EACH sticky wall below!

I LOVE sticky walls and have created many through Padlet to use with my students. They are a fast, easy way to display student comments on a projector/whiteboard during discussions and lessons. A great way to quickly assess student understanding of concepts. Best of all... it's FREE!

Happy December!


  1. I totally feel you on the wanting part. I have so many notes scattered on so many pieces of papers plus the ideas in my head, but rarely find the time to do them. I like the sticky walls.What a great idea!!

    Apples and Papers

  2. I've never seen a sticky wall before. What a good idea! I am in the same spot with creating for TpT. I have so many ideas right now and now enough time to make anything it seems like. And I'm currently home full time with my little ones so I don't know how you do it when you are working too. Crazy!! I told my husband the other day that I would love to go sit at a hotel for a few days and get a ton of work done. Then we both laughed!!!

    Sara J Creations

  3. That sticky wall is SO neat!! I'll have to try it sometime. So glad that other people get really excited over Christmas music. My husband let me turn it to one station that had it for a few days, but today was where he drew the line. It will go back soon, though!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

  4. That sticky wall is so clever! I have never seen that before. You should think about linking up with our Tech Thursday to show us all how that magic program works! I would love to use it in my classroom. I hope you got everything done on your scoop and thanks for linking up with us!!

    Funky in Fourth
    Teaching Trio

    1. I would LOVE to link up for Tech Thursday! Sticky walls are so much fun and my students love them. You can see a great example of one in action on my class blog here:
      (maybe you could help me with how to post links in your comments, lol!)

  5. That sticky wall is very clever. Thanks for sharing. Have a great December.