Each Saturday Ruth Ayres invites us to share and celebrate events from our week. Looking for small celebrations has certainly improved my outlook on my week. For that, I am certainly grateful to Ruth and to all of you who choose to celebrate with us.
What a week! Full of surprises, proud moments, collaboration and celebrations.
Monday night eight students from my class presented "Blogging in the Classroom" to our school board. This year we started a classroom blog and they shared many of their stories and how blogging has added a new dimension to their writing. They also shared our school blog called The Franklin Bookmark where we share with our students and their families all things about books and reading. They did a fantastic job, and I was so proud of them. It is not easy to stand in front of people and speak when you are a ten year old!
Tuesday was my birthday and the superintendent decided to give me the day off! (It was actually a snow day...or should I say cold day.) The kids are constantly trying to find out how old I am. I don't really hide it from them, but it is fun to play around with them. My age is a secret no longer...thanks to my principal. They certainly have no concept of age because they think 50 is really old!
This day was full of surprises. A friend of mine sent me these beautiful flowers! These roses are huge and the picture does not do them justice!
A student, Emma, and her mother came in the night before and decorated our classroom. She cried when she found out we had a snow day. But I left the decorations up, so we celebrated all week. (I was thankful they weren't black!)
Tuesday I was scheduled to present a PD about blogging, but it was canceled for the second time because of snow days. Hoping for February now. Wednesday a colleague and I co-facilitated a PD for teachers on our 90 minute reading block. Kristen was hired this year as a 5th grade teacher, and I have finally found someone who thinks like I do and has similar teaching styles and methods. It has been so nice to have someone in which to share and collaborate, and I plan to write a slice about our teaching partnership on Tuesday.
Thursday and Friday we had two hour delays. With all of the snow days we have had, I am really behind, but I truly enjoyed this extra time at school without students. Most of the time was spent chatting with teachers which is something we have little time for in a regular school day. It was nice catching up on our families and our lives outside of school!
A busy week filled with many celebrations!
Have a great week and I hope you find many reasons to celebrate!