Celebrate: Five Star Things About the Week

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I always love that Ruth Ayres Writes provides a place to share about the goodness of the week.

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Letting Go.  I am letting go of my hope for a snowfall and embracing our springlike weather.  We had the warmest February in the history of weather. How can you not celebrate spring with these in the yard?

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Time with Husband

My days are long at school.  I am tired when I get home during the week. So yesterday, it was lovely to have a day with DH and go to lunch at a little ma and pa place, drive out to Estacade, OR to a fabulous second hand store, Mikes.

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Poetry Rocks: Performance Poetry is my after school activity this year.  We are planning to perform at the local Barnes and Noble in April. This will be the kick off to a five day book faire.  I hope it goes well.

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Reading Shel Silverstein out loud.

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Hopefully located a long lost friend.

What are you celebrating?

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Celebrate: Five Star Things About This Week

2015/01/img_0626.jpgThanks to Ruth Ayres Writes for providing a place to share all the goodness in our lives. And we need to celebrate the goodness.

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Middle and youngest Grandgirls were here for last weekend. So good to see them. As you can see they love to put on shows.

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Receiving these New Year postcards from everywhere. I also sent them out to the group who expressed interest in sharing.

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Having lunch with the top readers for November.

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Time for research in the library. Learning that sometimes we need to shift our topics if the materials aren’t available.

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Selecting my One Little Word for this year: OPEN.

Celebrate: Star Things About the Past Few Weeks

Celebrate: Five Star Things About the Week

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Saturday is a day to reflect on all the good in past week. Read more at Ruth Ayres Writes.

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Remember how I shared about the donation of muffins from a local church last week. Well, on Monday, they treated he staff to cookies and coffee when we arrived. And hand made cards thanking us for all we do for your students. It was such a great way to begin a week.

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Some one had her first birthday in the double digits. We ate at this fabulous Italian restaurant.

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Gathering with other teacher librarians to talk about technology. Each of our schools are getting Chrome Books on the journey toward 1:1 devices for all students. There’s so many changes a foot in our district and it’s happening so fast.

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Getting poetry books for review in the mail. Being on the CYBILS means that books not available from the library arrive for some publishers. It’s so exciting receiving the books and reading them. So many good choices!

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This in the library today. Fifth graders enjoying a magazine. I am working to create more reading spaces in the library.

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Celebrate: Five Star Things About the Week

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It’s Saturday. Time to celebrate the week at Ruth Ayres Writes. I love this ritual of each week reflecting on the good in my world.

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IMG_1417.JPG Watching oldest grandgirl each week. She’s developing confidence and skills. Today she made three great serves.

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The generosity of a neighboring church to donate eleven dozen muffins for our “Muffins and Moms” event at the book fair on Monday. It’s so wonderful that there’s more outreach between church’s, the police departments and other community agencies with schools. This church has given us lunch buddies, supplies, and time.

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We had a two hour late start due to a little snow and freezing cold weather. This is what the kindergartners said: “Elsa did it because it was ice not snow and it’s not winter yet.” Gotta love them!

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Weather! We finally had our first frost on Tuesday morning. After a horribly warm October, I am loving the cold temps of this month. Plus the sun! And the anticipation of snow Wednesday night was the best (even though there wasn’t really any where I live but it did snow during Thursday).

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Writing Group. We met Monday evening. What I love is their honesty and suggestions. The bonus was having Tuesday to write.

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Celebrate: Five Star Things About the Week

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It’s Saturday and time to reflect on the week. Thanks to Ruth Ayres Writes for a place to share our celebration.

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Listening to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Little House in the Big Woods.. It’s been a long while since I read the books. I am reminded why I liked her books as a child. There’s so much in the simplicity of her writing that’s yet so descriptive. As I listen, I am thinking what a way for readers to learn about prairie life.

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Fall Leaves.

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Kindergarteners. I was explains that I hope I don't need to use my "cranky pants" voice. A kinder said, "You don't have a cranky pants voice, you are telling us how to take care of the books."

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I’m celebrating commitment. Last May, I applied to the Darcy Pattison Retreat this coming January. It’s getting time to share our manuscripts with my critique group. I need to finish the polishing and remember it IS a revision retreat. It’s a bit scary to know that in two months we will gather to revise and dig deep. Plus I now have a query letter and synopsis to write as well.

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Yesterday. Our school had their second annual PE/Music Dash. This year we had a Superheroes theme. And for the first time in many years we were allowed to be really festive. I went with my superheroes being spiders (Grandgirls call me Grandma Spider due to my love of spiders). No pics of my cape so instead I leave you with the following:

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Celebrate: Five Star Things About the Week

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It’s Saturday and time to celebrate at Ruth Ayres Writes.

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Celebrating the marriage of my “adopted” niece.

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The annual district in-service day. The new deputy superintendent sat in our library media. As we move to a district with 1:1 devices, our roles are changing. And for the first time in a long time, I feel teacher librarians are being taken seriously.

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Monday I met with my writing group. What I love about my group is the camaraderie and their feedback.

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Family Library Night, the first one of the year. Bingo and Books is always well attended.

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Smaller kindergarten classes. This was the first week with the smaller classes. Now instead of twenty-five, each class has eighteen. It’s so much better. Even the students noticed the change.

What are you celebrating?