I'm celebrating writing again. Inspiration seems to be finding me :) I wrote yesterday about books I wouldn't have read if I didn't have a classroom library. I kept trying to fit in all the books that I loved that I wouldn't have read, but there were just too many of them. I do know that they all started with Harry Potter. I love that this year, one of my eighth graders started the series. She loves them and it's fun to watch someone experience them for the first time (and there's another celebration).
I've been sharing celebrations with students, staff and community through a new Facebook page, A Day in Room 25. I love taking kids pictures and sharing out their work. I'm getting a lot of "Mrs. Day, you should share that!" Or "Mrs. Day, are you going to put that on Facebook?" I want it to be a little more interactive, but we have a good start.
I'm getting ready for NCTE. I keep looking through the sessions and changing my mind about what I want to do. Except for one. The High School Matters session with Penny Kittle, Kelly Gallagher and Carol Jago is a must. Seeing all three of these master teachers together will be worth the price of admission!
Other celebrations this morning---
- flavored coffee and snuggly blankets
- electric blankets (it is chilly at the lake!)
- good books (I'm reading The Death of Bees. Strong voice in this one)
- Chloe snuggles
- the crispness of a fall day
- crunchy leaves
- students who really write
- and read
Do you have celebrations to share? Check out Ruth Ayre's site and share along with us!