Saturday, October 19, 2013

Celebrations 10/19 (2)

Discover. Play. Build.

This is a fabulous idea from Ruth Ayres in which we write about something to celebrate each Saturday. I am looking forward to participating in this link up each week and hearing about the awesome things happening in everyone's classrooms and lives.

Here are the things I have to celebrate this week:

    This week we had parent conferences and I enjoyed talking to the parents who came to talk.  One parent commented to her son on the way out, "Look at all those books! It's like book heaven in here!"
Another parent was definitely impressed with my book door display.  Both made me smile.

    I also got to see former students who are older siblings of my current students.  It is always nice to see that the students care about you and want to come by to say hi.  I love hearing about how high school is going for them and I love having relationships with the families because I have taught multiple siblings.

     My students loved the lesson that I did with them about the music video for "Titanium." I love Corbett Harrison's ideas on the Writing Lesson of the Month ning.  He is so creative and it is a lot of fun to use these lessons.  This one was great because we are talking about inferences in reading so we were able to talk about inferring the storyline in the video.  Students had some great ideas. You can find this lesson here.

     I also used his lesson of the month this month using Sara Bareilles' song and video "Brave." You can find that lesson here. My students came up with some great situations and I can't wait to see their final storyboards.

    The best part of Parent-Teacher Conference week is the fact that we get Friday off.  I have not had time to just sit and read for an extended amount of time for a while.  I read all morning on Friday and enjoyed every minute of it.

    I went to a neurologist last week who specializes in MS treatment.  I feel so much more confident in this clinic and am feeling good about the treatment plans.  I will be starting a daily injection and it seems like the paperwork is going smoothly and the support I will get to teach me about this medicine has already been outstanding.

   My mom stayed at my house last night and we had a great time going out to dinner and then going to hear some blues.  It is always nice to spend time with my mom.

What do you have to celebrate this week?  I would love to hear from you in the comments!



  1. I love Corbett Harrison's work, and several of us talk about his ideas and enjoy sharing about it too, now I hear about him from you too. Fun! Glad to hear you have a three day weekend too, Andrea. They certainly do rejuvenate don't they? Just that 'extra' time seems almost like a longer vacation. Looks like a lot a good things to celebrate, including have a plan for the MS. It must feel good to get expert support. Best to you on Sunday too!

  2. I'm celebrating learning about a new to me resource- I have never used Corbett Harrison's work, but I definitely plan to start this week. Thanks for sharing this. Hope your three day weekend will leave you rested and rejuvenated for a new week of celebrations!

  3. Last week I celebrated time with my daughter. It's the best! Glad you had some Mom time this week and some time for reading which I also managed to squeeze in during my NY trip. Glad to hear that you're feeling confident about your neurologist and treatment plan.

  4. Sounds that you had a good week. I hope that next week will also bring joy.

  5. Andrea,
    What a thick list of celebrations. Your positive outlook shines out of this list and I'm more excited to be a teacher after reading your list. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Shine on,