Saturday, April 19, 2014

Where Has the Month Gone?

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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. 

Can't believe it's the 19th already!  Time is just flying by and I've been so  busy I haven't made time for writing. There have been lots of things to celebrate this month, I just haven't be very good at writing them down.

First and foremost: FAMILY
Last weekend the boys and their families came for the weekend (hence no blog post. Hard to write with kids on your lap:) We cooked together, played games, chased kids and dogs and enjoyed being together.  Always a good reminder that no matter what happens in our lives, FAMILY is there to help us through it.

This weekend we are spending time with Greg's sister and her husband...the FAMILY we went to Hawaii with. It's good to get together and reminisce about our trip and plan the next one (and there will be a next one!) Their kids will be stopping by later for some visiting and we're also going to meet one of the newest members of our FAMILY today, Baby Nala.  Should be a good time.

Second Celebration: SPEECH

These are some of my senior SPEECH kids. I will truly miss them.  They have worked hard and grown so much in four years.  Monday night we held our annual awards night. It's a great night of celebrating where we've been. Already kids are looking forward to next year. They are thinking about what they want to do and starting to find material. But for these seniors, it's over. And they will be missed.
A senior group hug at the end of awards night has become a tradition

SCHOOL is winding down. We've finished Romeo and Juliet in English 9 and will begin our multi- genre projects. There are only 2 major speeches left to give and kids are working on their  last writing pieces and digital portfolios in Creative Writing. I'm on a committee hiring our new PK-1 principal. And looking forward to some time spent at the lake.

I'm also going to be presenting at a technology conference this summer (it conflicts with All-Write, so looks like that stays on my bucket list for another year). My ninth graders have been blogging and sharing with some students in other parts of the state. The other teachers and I are going to present how we got started, what worked for us this year, and what we would like to change for next year. I'm looking forward to "meeting" them face to face.

So, that's been my couple of weeks.  What are you celebrating?


  1. Celebrating family is the best! So sad you won't be at All Write :-( but I know you will be helping so many teachers with your presentation. Lucky them!

  2. I like that you have a balance of family and work, both important parts of your life. The week went fast, the month went fast, the whole school year is almost over. The last stretch will probably be the fastest. It will give us many opportunities to celebrate.

  3. So great you're having two family weekends, Deb, and congratulations for such a fine speech year. Your students will miss you, too! Happy Easter!


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