Celebrate: Five Star Things About the Week

Oh it’s been a grand week.  One year ends and new one begins.

1. My New Year’s Eve was filled with a wild rumpus of grand girls, five, eight, and nine.20131231_211004

Playing Uno,Hunting Zombies, Banging Pots and Pans

Precious time together.


2. The CYBILS Finalists announced.

3. Finished reading The Faith Club by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner.  Onto The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin.

4. The sun and blue skies appeared in-between dense fog this week.

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5. Tea with a friend at Steven Smith Tea.  This is a little tucked away secret. Don’t you just love the packaging?

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Celebrate: Five Star Things About the Week


Where did Saturday go? By the time I realized I missed writing this post, I was engaged with grand girl activities.

1. SKYPE visit with Carole Boston Weatherford, author of Birmingham, 1963. What I noticed from the students was the extreme disbelief that anything like this could happen. They asked great questions.



2. Picture treasures from students. One left in a book. Note the spiders. I love spiders.


3. Reading Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds. Upon completion, a kinder boy told me that Jasper Rabbit used a helicopter to hover over the carrots and get some to eat after building the fence.

4. Kinders using the computer lab. This is the second year the kinder teachers and I have collaborated on this.

5. Halloween as Grandma Spider.


Happy reading