December 2, 2013

Currently, Tried It Tuesday: Calling All Teachers, esp. Grs. 4-6

I love linking up with Holly over at Fourth Grade Flipper for her Tried It Tuesday linky! I'm a little ahead of myself this week. I realize that it is only Monday; however, I also wanted to join Farley over at Oh'Boy 4th Grade for her monthly Currently party, and I wanted to do it as quickly as possible (I missed the first day due to another post that was already long enough!)

CURRENTLY, I am enjoying the calm before the storm. The only thing that I hear right now is the computer fan and an occasional moan from Miss Daisy. Tomorrow it's back to school, LISTENING to 22 sixers telling me all at once about their Thanksgiving... I wouldn't have it any other way!

I don't know about you but I am LOVING the TpT Cyper Sale! I have found such great buys on terrific products... that's another blog post, later in the week!

I can't stop THINKING about returning to school tomorrow... Do I have everything ready? Did I set my alarm? Should I pack my lunch or buy lunch? And on it goes....

I really am WANTING someone to come and take over my Christmas shopping. I hate shopping, and I hate wrapping presents even more! Any takers? I'll grade papers for you, make you Chex Mix and carmel popcorn (my specialities)... sigh!

I am NEEDING nothing. I have more than I could ever need. There're things that I want (read the paragraph above... LOL!) and things that I'd like (read my Tried It Tuesday below), but there is nothing that I truly need.

FAVORITE TRADITION? Hands down without a doubt or second thought... our special Christmas dinner of pork roast, knodels (potato dumplings), and sweet/sour cabbage. This is a tradition that goes back to my grandfather's family when he was a boy living in Germany at the turn of the last century. There hasn't been a Christmas that we haven't had this dinner. I CAN NOT wait for it! YUM!

For Tried It Tuesday this week I am attempting a survey via Google Docs. The survey was SIMPLE, EASY PEASY to set-up. From your Google Drive Panel, select create, then form. You're given the choice of a few templates. Once you make your selection, it's a matter of filling in the blanks and answering questions. Save the form, then embed the code in a blog page or share the link by email to make it available for respondents. Here is the form that I created.

Would you take a few moments to complete this simple survey? I'm working on several projects and need a little help on which books I should focus. I'll keep the survey open until December 20, 2013. As a thank you for helping me out, I'll send each of you one of my new ELA Winter ZAP! games. Just follow the directions at the end of the survey (after you click the submit button). THANKS SOOOO MUCH for your help with this project!!!

Happy Teaching,
The Teacher's Desk 6


  1. I am also loving the cyber sale. I bought a ton of stuff this morning and plan on getting some more later on tonight or maybe tomorrow!

    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

  2. I will do your Christmas Shopping and wrapping! I love that stuff! If only we lived closer! I could mail it to you!

    Rosie's Rambles

  3. You are the best!


  4. I love love love!!! Roast pork... Yummy yummy
    Welcome to December by the way!! Chicken

    Erin -

    Learning to be awesome

  5. I completed the survey! I just checked out my cart a few hours ago for the Cyber Sale and I'm with you on having someone to help with "Christmas stuff!". :) I almost hyperventilate when I think about everything I want to get done! Thanks so much for linking up!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  6. Love reading your blog! Lots of great ideas!


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