August is a great time to Celebrate with Ruth Ayres!
Last week I started a blog post called "Why I hate August." A letter to my kids my own kids (That's what I call them. My school kids are my kids) August is when my own kids start saying things like "Are you going to school again?" and "You're always busy." and "Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama." And I'm sorry. I feel sorry. I should be squeezing out the last, best parts of summer weaning us from too much netflix But instead I'm squeezing in my work. But, I love being a teacher. Luckiest job in the world Even in August, the stress has purpose and so much of the work is fun It's no secret that I enjoy setting up my classroom. Thankfully, Ruth Ayres has way to Celebrate! So I'm celebrating... Getting to know my students before school even starts via emails I asked their families to send me because I believe that relationships are the building blocks for learning and also because kids are cool, and it's so neat to get to know them! I'm celebrating... My classroom came together it's cozy full of freshly alphabetized books twinkle lights and the softest biggest rug I could afford (and beg my husband to help me transport in) I'm celebrating bookaday and the 73+ books I got to read this summer Sure, I wish there had been more novels but I do love picture books! I'm celebrating teaching writing again, after a year's break excited because writing is power and soon I get to help students find their slices I'm celebrating my donors choose project was fully funded! soon, 2 ipads will arrive I'm celebrating all the work because it's such lucky work to have.