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.
#1 ZumbaThe secretary at our school is also a Zumba instructor. She has set up a time on Thursdays to do a free Zumba class for us. This week was the first week I was able to get there. I had such a great workout and I can't wait until next Thursday!
#2 Eating wellI have been meaning to get better with my eating habits for a long time. This week, I got the groceries for it and spent time cooking some healthy meals. It was nice to have the food this week so that I would not end up going out to dinner for a fast meal.
#3 Two more Cold Days.
Monday and Tuesday were two more bitterly cold days in Wisconsin. Our schools were closed and I was able to get some things done at home and have some extra reading time.
#4 Patrick Ness
If you ever have a chance to go see this fabulous author, you should go. He spoke so eloquently about the ideas that he has and the passion behind his stories. He prepared a script for an audience member to do a mock interview. It was hilarious. It was a small gathering at the bookstore and I loved the casual atmosphere and the witty things Mr. Ness had to say. I absolutely devoured the Chaos Walking trilogy a couple years ago and A Monster Calls is brilliant as well. I am excited to read More Than This and The Crane Wife, both of which I purchased this week and got signed.
#5 Good BooksI have SOOO many great books to look forward to lately. I may have gone a little overboard on the digital library site this week...but there are some awesome books out there!
#6 AwardsWatching the Youth Media Awards on Monday morning and adding some titles to the TBR as well as celebrating some titles was really fun. I was so excited for Amy Timberlake and excited to share with my students that One Came Home is a Newbery Honor book. The first school author visit I set up for my school was Ms. Timberlake last spring. I love that my students have personalized, signed copies of this book.
What do you have to celebrate this week? I would love to hear from you in the comments!