October Currently

I just LOVE October!! I have linked up with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade and her monthly Currently to share a few of my favorites this month!


LISTENING:Do you watch Criminal Minds? I am watching the newest episode right now, but I also watch the old ones on A&E! I only started watching this show last year and I am HOOKED! I really love almost all crime shows! Plus, the MEN of the BAU...LOVE.

LOVING: October. I really do adore this month! Pumpkin everything, apple farms, cooler weather, the smell of fireplaces, leaves changing, mums, caramels, soups and chili in the crockpot, pumpkin candles, learning about spiders, bats, and owls, trick-or-treaters, goodies, and oh so much more!

THINKING: This Trimester is FLYING by! Seriously. Our Progress Reports go home next week...It's day 34 today! What?! 

WANTING: COOL WEATHER!!! Oh, how I want to wear my Costco Uggs, jackets, sweatshirts, and sweaters...all while holding a warm cup of coffee! I really love the cool, crisp weather! Can't wait.

NEEDING: My firsties to be less social!!!! Oh.My. They are just such chatters! When they are working. When they are transitioning. When they are lining up. When they are walking in line. All.Day.Long. I have tried all of my bags of tricks. Some work. Some don't. Some work for awhile. Some not so much. The funny thing is...I had 2/3 of these students in Kindergarten. Some were in my class and some were in my partner teacher's class. I know these students. They WERE NOT this chatty in Kinder! We both had 26 students last year. This year, I have 33. Do seven students really make that much of a noise difference? YES. This is the biggest and chattiest class I have had in 17 years. Yesterday I thought, "Why on earth did I move to 1st Grade?!" Today, was better. I hope tomorrow will be even better. Wish me luck. :)

TRICK: So one of my saving graces has been the Quiet Game App. A substitute told me about it. The class LOVES it. If only I could use it all.day.long. I don't want its novelty to wear off, so I only use it once in awhile, ya' know?!

What are you loving about October? Link up with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade and share some of your favorites!

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  1. I have not heard of Quiet Game App, I must go download and check it out. Omg, how do you deal with that many students?!?! Thats crazy. I also looped with half of my class to first grade. It has been a change from teaching kindergarten to first grade but i am loving it so far! Good luck this school year!

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    1. You will love the Quiet Game App...It's wonderful! I don't know how I have this many students! It's too many for all of us...but, we are getting the hang of it. I am glad you are loving your firsties!

      Beth :)

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  2. I love October, too! But I wish it felt a little more like Fall here in Arizona... we can't wear our sweaters for a long time still! Haha!

    --Caitlin
    thekindergarden.blogspot.com

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    1. I know how you feel! I am in California! I do live in the mountains, so it is cooler than the deserts! Snow is in the forecast next week! Yikes!

      Beth :)

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  3. I will have to check the Quiet Game App out - thanks for sharing!

    Jamie

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    1. You are very welcome! I hope you find it as useful and wonderful as we do!

      Beth :)

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  4. October is my favorite month also! I'm hoping we also get some cool weather too. I'm just ready to wear a long sleeve shirt!
    Good luck with your first graders this year!
    Love Teaching Kids

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    1. Thank you! It's getting better each day! :) Me too! I am ready for a wardrobe change, for sure!!!

      Beth :)

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  5. I like October too. I just wish fall would show up for good in Kansas!

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    1. I know what you mean! The hot, cold, hot, cold weather drives me crazy! Make up your mind, already...and bring on Fall!!! LOL!

      Beth :)

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