Each week Ruth Ayres extends an invitation to share and celebrate events, big or small, from our week.
This was the BEST week of summer...so far! So many great events to celebrate, but I will start with family first.
|Ethan's last stroke as a high school golfer was a tap-in.
My daughter passed her last two tests for her teaching license this week. Plus, she will be hired Monday, pending board approval, as a third grade teacher! I can't wait to start having teaching conversations with her and help her get her classroom ready!
|Here we are with Margaret using an
image to create a collaborative poem
before she sent them to write their own.
I spent this past week writing poetry with high ability students at our SPARK camp. One day we Skyped with Margaret Simon where we wrote haiku poems using mentor texts from Linda Baie. In one little room in southern Indiana, my students had three teachers from three different states teaching them about poetry! Collaboration at its best!
Read her post about our visit here.
On Thursday, my older group Skyped with Laura Purdie Salas. Prior to her visit, I used the lesson about writing word play poems from her website. The students were able to share some of their work with her, as well as learn about her writing life. You can read my post about both visits and read my students' poems here.
And then next week, I travel to Warsaw, Indiana for more summer learning at the All Write Summer Conference, catching up with some blogging friends, and meeting some other bloggers in person for the first time. Another great week ahead for me!
I hope you have a great week and find many celebrations along the way!