Saturday, June 7, 2014
Celebrate This Week 6.07.14
It's always good to end the week on a positive note. Sometimes we concentrate on the negatives. We have a choice. Choose positive. Choose to celebrate. I will be joining Ruth Ayres and her weekly link-up, Celebrate This Week. Check out all the other celebrations HERE
Celebration #1: SUMMER VACATION IS HERE!!!! Yup, I'm excited. Here's why!
Celebration #2: I've worked so hard with our teachers and students this year to help them become "Wild Readers", a la' Donalyn Miller. I want them to understand that readers have plans, they are thinking about what they're reading next. Today I received an email from a parent that let me know that her son really enjoyed talking about books with me and took all of my recommendations to heart. She said he remembered me saying ways I got my book recommendations and she wanted to know how she could find them! I love to hear those words!
Celebration #3: Ricki Ginsberg from UnleashingReaders nominated my blog for a "Liebster Award". This award is to get different blogs recognized and more known to the blogging community. I love hearing from different bloggers, so I think this is a great opportunity! Here is my post if you want to check it out!
Celebration #4: I just started my masters swimming program. I've been an active runner for the past six years. I've run in full and half marathons. But I don't like running. I like when it's done. I like the amount of calories I burn. I like getting medals at the end of a race. I like accomplishing goals. But I don't like the actual practicing. But I love to swim. The swim club where my daughter swims has a masters program (swim program for adult swimmers) and I've tossed around the idea of joining it for a year. I finally gathered the courage. I went twice this week and really enjoyed myself. I like feeling like part of a team, no matter how small. I like pushing myself in this sport. I'm not ready to compete in swimming, but I like the practicing this time around.
Hope you have a great weekend! I think I'm going to the pool for the first time this year. Maybe that should be a celebration too!