I’m celebrating this week with Ruth Ayers and all of the other educators who make a difference in the lives of children every day.
This week I wrote a poem. That’s new for me. More to follow on this in a future post, but all I can say is that it was hard work. My students are going to be writing poems to or about characters in their books, so I knew that I needed to try as well. I decided that I would write my poem to the title character of our most recent read aloud, Rump. After about an hour of redoes and start overs, I was somewhat happy with the result, and even got some very kind feedback from the author, Liesl Shurtliff.
I am also celebrating the launch of my class’s book review blog. Several students worked hard this week to write the first reviews that would be sent out into the online universe. We are excited about the response we’ve already gotten, and hoping that other Saturday celebrators will give us even more feedback with follows, comments, and shares!