Saturday, March 15, 2014

15/31 Celebrate This!

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Ruth Ayres has created a wonderful spot for sharing moments from your week. She even has  a page to give you all the details you need to know about sharing your own celebrations. So head  on over and see what everyone else is celebrating. 

It's been a good week---a long one, but a good one.

1. It's my last week of speech practice this year. State is today. As much as I love my speech kids and the work we do, I'm always happy to see it end.  No more 10 hour days at school! Now I can rest up and think about next year.

2. Our districts public relations person came on Thursday and interviewed me and several of the kids about the speech program. It's great to get a little recognition for what we do.

3. Twice this week I've shared pictures of my classroom with people on Twitter. There's some buzz going on about creative spaces in high schools. I love my collaborative desks and the ability we have to write on them with dry erase markers.  Great for sketching out ideas. The comfy chairs and bean bags are the favorite places to sit when working. Think I'm going to have to get rid of one chair at the end of the year though (if it makes it to the end of the year....)  I've created a Pinterest board of the seating and spaces in our high school if you are interested.

4. It's the end of 3rd quarter. Wow.  We're heading into the final lap!

5. Snow has been melting!  The streets are no longer ice covered. Chloe and I can walk again!

And how was your week?


  1. Have a great day at State Speech! Feeling thankful for the rest that is coming up for you. The end of the year is coming up so fast!

    But the melting snow! Hooray! This has been my favorite part! We are on spring break. I can clean up the yard this week!

    Happy Saturday!

  2. Hope all goes well with your kids at State! I'm sure it's exciting and at the same time a big relief. Hard to believe that in a mere couple of months school will be over for another year. So glad that your snow is melting. It's been a great week here - warmer temps, sunshine and even spotted a clump of daffodils.

  3. Best of luck at your state contest, Deb. My former students have such a wonderful experience in speech in their high schools. I think you're wonderful to take this on with everything else. And our classrooms too have comfy spaces-we think it's a good idea for breaks from sitting on hard chairs, and for collaboration. I'm going over to see what you have to show!

  4. My neighbor does speech and it has been the best thing for him! It means so much for the kids you are helping. Enjoy your shorter days and walks in the sun.

  5. Good luck with the final speech competition! A bit of sunshine and a bit of extra time will give you some energy to fly through the final lap.

  6. So much to celebrate, Deb - hope the competition goes well!

  7. I'm going to head over to your Pinterest right now - I'm intrigued by the creative spaces. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I'd love to hear how your speech team does at State. Good luck! I wish that "comfy spaces" was a topic of conversation among my high school teachers! Your room sounds wonderful!

  9. Congratulations on completing another year of speech competition with your students. Soon time to rest at Spring Break. Collaborative desks sound awesome. Have fun walking with Chloe.