This week, celebrating what's past and what's on its way with Ruth Ayes at Discover, Play Build.
Tweet at #CelebrateLu!
Tweet at #CelebrateLu!
I had a guest post/poem share on Thursday at Michelle H. Barnes' blog, Today's Little Ditty. You can find "What Does A Child Know" here. Everyone might want to write one of the 'deeper wisdom' poems. It wasn't easy, but fun!
It was a good and busy, busy and good, did I say busy? kind of week. Our Expo, time-to-share-learning-so-far-this-year evening is coming on Feb. 12th! Tri-folds and large foam core boards, boxy dioramas and paintings, bridge-building and cloning carrots all are in the mix. I am tired, but quite proud of the work accomplished all week, in the midst of other work like math, blogging, all kinds of sports games and music lessons, etc. We're on our way!
Side-note! You may remember my granddaughter Ingrid is in the youngest class at school, and her personal unit topic is manatees. This morning her teacher sent an e-mail saying if I were to walk the hall outside the classroom, I could see a life-size manatee painted by Ingrid. I did, I saw, I went in to find Ingrid so I could hear about how she managed it, why the colors chosen, etc. I celebrate my granddaughter, already a big learner, and her wonderful teacher, leading these young five and some six year olds in learning how to do research and how to show what they've learned. (no picture-sorry)
In the midst of this, I'm celebrating that I'm on my way this coming Thursday. Friday and Saturday to my state reading conference, the CCIRA, Colorado Council of the International Reading Assoc. (I guess now that the IRA is the ILA-International Literacy Association, the states will need to change their own names.) When I moved out of the classroom, I began attending this wonderful conference because I then finally had the time. Our Expo is always right around Valentine's Day, and the conference right before-bad timing for us. This time I had already registered before I took over this class. So, with heavy planning, a wonderful assistant and substitute, I am still going. I hope to blog during this time, or at least tweet some of the learning! Think: Georgia Heard, Jan Richardson, Monica Brown, Kelly Gallagher, Chris Soentpiet, Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, and more! I'll celebrate all the days waiting and then 'being' there!
I hope you have had a good week, and are looking forward to another one! Monday-the ALA awards!