Man-oh-man have I loved having the extra day off this weekend!
I was feeling kind of yucky last week, but have been able to rest up,
relax at the lake with my family, and re-energize for next week.
It's all GOOD!
First up, linking up with Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade
for the September Currently.
Hubs has been working all weekend on an electrical "project," so my internet and cable have been intermittent. My closet and bedroom are torn apart, so I cannot kick back there, but hopefully he will have it all finished up in a bit. At least the internet is back up!
At least I got a book read since I had no internet or cable. Yesterday I read
The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
Loved it! If you haven't read it, grab it. Totally worth the $1.99 for my Kindle!
The last line of the book really has me thinking today...
"...that each affects the other and the other affects the next,
and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one."
I am wondering who my five people would be
and why they were a part of my life and I a part of theirs?
It has me thinking also about my students,
about the divine intervention that has brought them to me,
and what, besides knowledge, am I here to teach them?
More importantly though, I think, is that they have been brought into my life too.
What are they here to teach me?
Have I told you how much I love my class, especially this year?
They are simply AMAZING and I cannot wait to see them every day.
My life is so much richer because of them.
OK, enough drama. Back to the fun of the last couple of weeks.
My kids have really been enjoying our Reader's Workshop time when they get to move about and read wherever the want to.
We have been doing a lot of writing too!
They love being able to share their writing and thinking with partners.
Here are pics of some of the anchor charts we have made.
Last week we were working on writing elaborations, adding detail and depth to our writing.
Four Square has some terrific writing resources. Here are a couple of my favorites.
Before I go, I just finished reading this book, The Memory Bank to my kids.
It was new to them and to me, and we all loved it!