Saturday, February 21, 2015
Celebrate Turn #4
I am ever so grateful to Ruth Ayres for inviting us to share and celebrate events, big or small, from our week.
This week was a very lucky week for me.
Several days ago, I saw a couple of tweets about a Valentine's Day giveaway provided by a group of middle grade authors, spearheaded by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. I went to her website and saw all of the teachers who were already signed up. I knew I didn't have a chance but thought, "Oh, what the heck" and submitted my entry.
Thursday I went to lunch with a colleague because we had a snow day, and when I returned I had a rather large amount of emails. (I have a dumb phone so my I don't get dings for emails and Twitter notifications.) I knew something was up.
The first one I saw was from Elsie and then Terje, both congratulating me on winning the giveaway. I thought no way - out of all those teachers, I was picked! Yep! Me! Sixteen signed copies of the books in the first annual Middle Grade Authors Love Teachers Giveaway!
So today I celebrate authors who are so graciously willing to share books with teachers and our students. They are my rockstars, and I am so thankful for the gift they have given my students. The best part is that each author is sending the books individually, so going to the office to get my mail will each day will hold the possibility of a new celebration.
Now I need to find a way to pay it forward and extend the celebration.