Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Currently March & Workshop Wednesday

I'm late to the party....again!!!  Man, am I the only one that doesn't have enough hours in the day?  I know I have some excuses, but I still just wish I could get it together.  I had my birthday this past weekend, along with another unexpected doctors appointment on Friday (I had to leave school suddenly though, so that's never fun) and Tuesday, a baby shower, my best friend had her baby, I broke the garbage disposal...... the list could go on and on and on.  All good things to report though, and I've been cleared by all doctors now for any blood pressure or related issues that I had been having, so here's to the next month of school!!! Woo hooo!!! So that news and this little one and her snuggles just make it all ok! :)

To try to stay on top of things, I'm going to break my one post a day rule to link up for two things.  To keep it simple, I'm going to add my second link to this post so technically I'm not breaking any rules....First I'm linking up with Farley's monthly linky 'Currently March'.  Hopefully this gets me back on track! I'm excited to get caught up on some blog reading tonight as well!

Listening to the T.V-  I am a T.V. fanatic!!  I always seem to have it on in the background and can't live without my DVR.  I'm always watching either a recorded show or old Friends re-runs!  :)

Loving-  I absolutly LOVE March.  It's that magical transition month where we get special warm days mixed in with the cold and makes us have high hopes that SPRING is just around the corner.  My birthday was on the 1st, so that might be why I love it too.....

Thinking that 29 is going to be great!-  Like I said I celebrated a birthday this weekend along with our first baby shower.  I turned 29.  Although it feels weird to say that so much will change this year, I truly know that this one will be a year that I will NEVER forget!  So here's to 29...... and being 29 forever, right????

Wanting-  I so want to go shopping and get some new clothes.  Being 8 months pregnant doesn't exactly make me want to go shopping, but I'm sick of wearing black all of the time right now!!!!! Some retail therapy is just the ticket!

Needing-  MEEEEE time would be oh so amazing right now. I've already scheduled a pedicure for Spring Break, even though it's still a few weeks away.  I'm going to get my hair done too.  Ahhhhhhh the little things!

???????????-  8 weeks until my due date! Like I said earlier my best friend from High School welcomed her first child on Monday this week.  He is amazing in all aspects, and it made me super excited for my baby which is really just around the corner.  8 weeks to go.... and counting!!!!

Secondly today I'm linking up with Jivey for Workshop Wednesday to share an app that I really love to use for reading.  I actually forgot that I had this app until this workshop came up so I'm excited to use it later this week again.  It's been awhile!

Today we're sharing resources for reading that are either websites or apps.  I have a great app to share that I really love to use with students.  The app is called Tools4Students.   It's an app with 25 graphic organizers that can be used for just about anything. One of the best things is that it's free and there are sooooo many choices in this app.  

There are so many things to explore and use, here are just a few of the organizers that it offers....

Here are just a few of my favorite ones that I have used quite a few times.  I love how students can do this with assistance, or on their own.  There is an option to have them email their organizer to you as well.  I can't tell you how much I love using graphic organizers, and how useful I feel that they are.  I've used this for kids to work independently on books that they are reading, or with partners on activities that we may do in guided reading groups.  They love any chance that they can to get on the iPad!!

Hope you can find something you would like to use!!!   :) 


  1. Hi Ana! I am your latest follower- how could I not follow a fellow forever-29 year old who watches/listens to Friends re-runs?! :) Looking forward to reading more from you!

    Cupcakes & Curriculum

    1. Thanks so much for the comment and stopping by! I'm excited to catch up on your blog as well. Did you know you are a no-reply blogger? Not sure if you want to be or not, but if you need help changing that let me know. It's nice if people can reply to you via email when you comment on their blogs! Thanks for following and I look forward to talking soon!

    2. I had no idea - how do I fix this?? Thanks for letting me know!! :) You can email me at

  2. Stopping by from the Currently March Linky! How neat to be new mommies together with a BFF! Thanks for sharing the Tools 4 Students app~I'm heading over to check that out now!

    :) Ash
    The Rolly Chair

  3. I have never heard of this app! I'm definitely going to be loading this! Really neat! Thanks!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. This is such a neat app! I will have to check this out. Thanks for linking up!
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  5. Congratulations on being so close to your due date! I wish you all the luck! It is an amazing experience. Happy Spring!

    If you are quick, I think there are a few of my Spring Packets to give away over at my blog!
    Found your blog through Currently! Would love for you to head over and check out my blog…
    If You Give a Teacher a Treat


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