Saturday, October 3, 2015


Discover. Play. Build.

I think sometimes the lake pulls out all the stops at the end of the season, creating beautiful sunrises and sunsets just to remind us what we will miss when we close for the season. I'm just going to sit here awhile longer this morning sipping my coffee and enjoying the view.

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
  • soup
  • the crispness of a fall day
  • crunchy leaves
  • sunrise
  • students who really write
  • and read
Do you have celebrations to share?  Check out Ruth Ayre's site and share along with us!


  1. I love the facebook page. Wish I could attend NCTE this year. Went a few years ago when it was in Boston and loved it. Those are definitely some great people to see.

  2. I love that you're continuing the FB page, and it's going well. And, of course I always love the lake pictures. I know it must be hard to leave. City living is never as good. Have a great rest of the weekend, Deb. Happy times at NCTE too, glad you will be going.

  3. The FB page sounds like a great idea. Yay for writing & books. :)

  4. Wow, I hope you spent lots and lots of time looking at that beautiful lake view.

  5. Deb, I got so excited when you said that you are going to NCTE 15. I am running a roundtable with amazing people. We definitely need a meet-up. Also, where is the link to the NCTE schedule? I did not get a notice.