This past week was perfect and came full circle for me yesterday. Our week started with a quick (12 hour turnaround) decision to go visit our daughter in South Carolina last Sunday. Anna had been asking me to come down and help her set up her classroom and was pretty positive that would not probably happen. She is an intervention specialist with 33 students on her caseload. I can't even begin to explain how wrong that is so my husband and I decided to surprise her with a quick 48 hour visit. We spent Monday not on the beach but in her classroom moving furniture out (use to be a preschool classroom) and helping her set up for a new school year. I couldn't have been happier helping set up her classroom library, putting up her word wall and organizing cabinets. My husband was amazing and a real trooper and nothing made me happier than seeing all three of us in her classroom supporting her as she begins her third year of teaching. We're so proud of you Anna!
|Another celebration-my 50th birthday|
We got home late Wednesday night, and I realized I needed to spend one more long day in my own classroom to finish up - all those little things that take so long. I text my mom coming home from SC and asked her if she was free Friday to help me in my classroom. She of course said yes, later learned she changed some plans that she had for the day. We spent yesterday cutting laminating, organizing my news bulletin board, building an iRead phone which Anna gave me the idea, finished organizing my library and ending the day cleaning out my book bins so the next class can build their own library. Our conversations were fun and another opportunity to share special memories. I sure know where I get my love of books thanks mom and Grandmother Ro. I only have one problem I chose 27 books for the first week of school. Do you think that is too many?
|This is an example from Pinterest. I am going to put the book covers on it that I|
will use as my mentor text this year in reading workshop. Our button is a
small white paper plate. A little 3D action.
Thanks to Ruth Ayres for her weekly reminder to Celebrate. You can link up HERE.