We just completed our last full week of school. Celebrations were abundant this week as we started to close out our fifth grade year together. The highlight for me was taking down all the book covers from the books we read this year. As one of the students took them down and matched them with the books, there was a constant buzz in the classroom. Conversations including “I remember” “That was my favorite” “I heard that story before, but I loved hearing it again”
|Thanks H. for always helping me and making strong decisions.|
I celebrate books! A core value of my teaching is that I will read with my students everyday. Posting the covers on the wall for my readers to refer to all year helps create a culture of readers. I believe picture books need to be read K-12. The power of picture books open windows for all students. Allowing every student to see themselves in the books I have read this year is another core value for me.
I celebrate summer reading! Starting next Friday, I will be sitting on our new screen porch and starting to explore my TBR pile. Life is going to quiet down, and I’m ready for summer. Honestly I am more than ready for summer. Plus there will be more time for blogging, reflecting and savoring my time with #virtualPLN. Oh did I mention gardening, walking, traveling and spending time with my family.
Every Saturday morning, I always read something that helps me breath deeper and reminds me of the importance of having a virtual community of learners. Thank you Ruth for encouraging us to celebrate every week.