Thursday, August 01, 2013

Currently August

I am linking up with Farley for August's CURRENTLY linky party. 
This month, there are a few things that participants are asked to do...
which I think is a marvelous idea! 
I will be commenting on the two link-ups before mine and the one
after. Fun times! It's pretty exciting to realize that someone
will be commenting on my contribution, and I can't wait
to read/comment on others'.

Pretty self-explanatory but I'd like to highlight a couple of my points:

I have started watching lots of BBC tv series over the past few months.
Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Upstairs Downstairs, Luther
and now Call the Midwife. If you haven't watched it yet, I recommend 
trying it out. (**warning-it makes males squeamish). The series takes place in East London 
in the 1950s. Itfollows a group of midwives as they help deliver babies in one
of the poorest regions of London. It's funny, dramatic, heartwarming
and suspenseful. 

My husband bought me a Samsung Galaxy tablet and I am in love; 
especially with the Kindle app. Reading is my passion, and my 
favourite genre is mystery/suspense. Recently, I've discovered 
The Hangman's Daughter series and have been flying through
them ever since.

Back-2-school- eeeekkkk...
{click on the pictures to go to websites}

1. I have a Smartboard in my classroom. Our school was actually
one of the first to get them in our school board. I do love the EXPO
chalkboard markers, though. I use them on my one
remaining chalkboard. They are lovely, bright and colourful. Added bonus=
they last a loooooong time.

2. To the chagrin/horror of my teen daughters, I LOVE cords. They're comfy,
versatile and downright snazzy. This fall, I'd like to buy a few new pairs
(seems like my others are 2-3 years old). May have to hide
them in the bottom of my basket, though, if I go shopping with
the teens for b2s.

3. My third B2shool must have is Jen Ross' Spelling Throughout the Year unit for 
third grade. I am really excited about this unit and how much
time and creativity Jen has put into the pack. She has even included a blog
post about how she organizes the weekly work! Awesomesauce!

Whew!! Lots of typing. Thanks for sticking by to the end.
Don't forget to link up!

ps. If you have any favourite television dramas you'd like to recommend, please
let me know. I'm almost all out! 


  1. Awesome "Currently"!
    Are the EXPO Markers actually chalk? Or can they be used as "markers" as well? I would love to get some for my classroom!...But we don't have chalkboards anymore :-(

    1. The markers are paint based and can be used on other things like whiteboards, foam, construction paper. On the whiteboards and chalkboards they are washable but on the other things they are permanent.

  2. I'm going to have to look for those markers! I've never heard of them, but they sound super cool!

    Were we supposed to include a TpT item in the B2S list? I didn't.. Maybe I need to read more carefully?!

    Happy August and good luck with the new year!
    Inside this Book

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  3. You have to love retail therapy and great sales. I am not ready to see my credit card bill this month. I am in denial.
    My Second Sense

  4. You have blown my mind with this post! I want those markers so bad. I will be hunting for them tomorrow! I love Downton Abbey, so I will give Call the Midwives a try. Thanks for the recommendation!

    Simply 2nd Resources


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