I'm celebrating each Saturday or Sunday with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build. Come join in to share your own special celebrations.
So good because. . .
I wrote a poem every day for Laura Shovan's birthday challenge! Some days, eek, my mind was the blank slate like the page in my notebook. But, finally, after reading an old poetry book, I managed some ideas. They aren't all good, but I'm proud of a few!
I finished a story/poem for Susanna Leonard Hill's Valentiny Contest, am pleased the way it came out. I've worked on it daily, bits and pieces, for several weeks.
My usual Imogene visit happened on Wednesday, and we visited a park a little further away, but marvelous with a playground, a stream and a pond, SPACE! We also stopped by the library on the way home so that Imi could choose a few books herself. She found a very cute book by Lois Ehlert, Holey Moley, a mole underground and all the others under there with it. What attracted her to this one? I'm guessing bright colors and inside, a hole in the page!
Expo happened Thursday night. This is the time when every student at my school creates a display of their unit accomplishments/learning from the year, so far. I've shared about it before, but in the past, it was my students I wrote about. I visited several classrooms, am always amazed at the work students do, but this time it was me in a grandmother's role only. I'm so proud of Ingrid's work in her unit of 'big cats'. I shared a long time ago that she was getting to examine a cat's skeleton, slowly re-creating how it all fit together. Here is Ingrid talking with a visitor, and a picture of the skeleton.
The weather all week was in the fifties and sometimes sixties-jacket weather! I know it won't last, March is statistically our snowiest month, but walking out without a heavy coat was a joy.
Wishing everyone a very sweet Valentine's Day!