Currently…late to the linky!

I know I’m late to the Currently linky but I have been crazy-busy with all things cheerleading this week.  On Thursday night I supervised and planned our annual “lock-in” team-building sleepover for the girls.  This should really be re-named “Our coach stays up til 3:30am with us, sleeps on her classroom floor, and needs the next week to re-coup because she’s getting too old for this kind-of-thing.”  🙂  Let’s just say I’m T.I.R.E.D this weekend!

Here’s my January Currently!  Head over to Farley’s blog to link up with her!

For Christmas, my mom gave me this:
It’s a Cricut Machine. However, I have no idea what it really does.  I heard I can do things with fonts and shapes, so I mentioned it to my mom around Thanksgiving time. At Christmas she told me “You can use it for your teacher-business-online-thing.”  (Also known as TpT… haha…you would love my mom.  She’s my best friend and first supporter but technology is not hers.  When I was in college she called me and was needing to write a letter to someone on a word document (aka: Word).  Mom: “What website do I need to go to if I want to type a letter Christina?”  Me: “Open up Word and type it in there.”  Mom: “I don’t have time for this. Tell me what to go to after I type w, w, w, dot.”)  🙂 I love her.
But back to my Cricut Machine, I’m pretty clueless.  I stood in Jo-Anne Fabrics the other day staring at all of the cartridges but decided I’d better do some research before buying anything.  Does anyone have any tips or certain accessories you think I need to use this?  As you can see, it remains in the box, unopened.   I have on my to-do list: “Figure out how to use the Cricut.”   
As for my OLW: Reflect.  This year, I want to make sure I am reflecting more on what I do in the classroom.  Blogging really helps me reflect on my instructional practice and beliefs.  However, I’d really like to spend more conscious time reflecting on data and my guided reading groups.  That is my big goal for the remainder of the school year.  I will be tackling the Take One! National Board process next school year, and I know that being more reflective now will help me with that when the time comes.   
Thanks for letting my share my Currently with you! 🙂  Don’t forget to enter my Bloggy Birthday Giveaway to win my entire store and lots of goodies from some top TpT sellers and awesome bloggers!  Click {HERE} to enter or click on the picture below.  The giveaway ends January 8th at midnight.  
Happy Learning,

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  1. You're so lucky! I've been wanting a Cricut to do all those pretty Vinyl letters and put them on everything lol. I think getting the Cricut might be the end of housework, cooking, and everything in between. Ha! 🙂

  2. I'm also late to the party and trying to figure out how to use my Cricut for cutting vinyl. Someday! ea (Sorry for the random letters – my three year old snuck on the computer while I turned my head!)

  3. You will LOVE the Cricut! I have a Cricut Cake, but it doesn't really work for teacher things. 🙂

    I'm your newest follower from the Currently linky!

    Jill @ Apple Bottom Beans

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