Currently… October! What?!

I cannot believe that it is already… October! You also won’t believe this, but I had seen the first Christmas tree up in August! Granted it was one of the shopping centers but still… August!? I love Christmas though, so no matter when I see those trees, I always get those warm tingly feelings. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, I’m linking up with the lovely Farley today for Currently. I just love those!! So I’ve been doing the laundry today and cleaning up the house *thorroughly* before we go back to teaching next week because god knows this house DOES NOT get enough attention during the school terms lol.

Lately, we’ve been getting some crazy temperature yo-yos in Sydney. We never actually have a real spring or summer with steady temperatures (and not thunderstorms), but a girl can dream right?! ๐Ÿ™‚

So, I’m not even CLOSE to preparing for next term, I just haven’t been in the right mind frame to go back to planning. I’m still trying to get enough *time off* this week before we go back… (PS: I will be paying for that statement right about this time next week – but I’ll take the risk lol).

Yesterday, I made my first fruit cocktail with some fresh fruit and I’m really excited about the summer months!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Lastly, I’d like to conclude with just some updates on what we’ve been up to in tutoring and a nice TREAT ;). Here is an image of an activity I made last year – which is a part of my Halloween Math & Literacy Pack to help distingush between the short ‘u’ and ‘o’ sounds. My students loved sorting these pumpkins! ๐Ÿ™‚

So, I’m completely new to interactive notebooks and I’ve decided to give them a try in the classroom with my ESL students (I’ve recently purchased Lovin’ Lit’s Grammar interactive notebook) – I’m actually also using it for tutoring a 6th grader. Can I just say I am LOVING IT! Best of all my students are too, they just love to decorate and color their info afterwards which makes for a great activity for information retention for visual learners.

Anyway, this is a mini freebie I made just today to help one of my ESL students in identifying ‘past tense verbs’ and ‘future tense verbs’. Get the students to paste their ‘lollies’ underneath the pumpkins (in a flap) in their notebooks to create the illusion that it’s inside the pumpkin. Just click on the picture to get it. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope your students enjoy this activity!
Check out some more fun currently blog posts at this link here.

Thank you for stopping by!! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  • We made this into a game where they would draw a word and put it in the correct pumpkin. Bonus if they said a sentence to go with the verb they drew out. They had a great time with this. Thanks for a great resource!

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