March has turned out to be a lot busier than I thought it would be. I had intended to participate fully in the Slice of Life Challenge, but soon figured out that there was more going on than I could keep up with. I wrote about this and my tendency for perfectionism in this post.
I have been working on some things and now I am thinking ahead to next school year. I am applying to some positions in my school district that would be more of a support position in schools, like coaching. I am ready for a change, but experiencing a lot more anxiety about the possible change than I thought I would have. Reading is my go-to solution for angst. Therefore, I read a lot this week, but didn't write as much as I thought I would.
Books I Finished This Week:
Books I Am Currently Reading:
I am listening to Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier. I really enjoyed Ruby Red and am loving this one too. I am glad I got the audiobook. I think I am enjoying the character more because of the narrator. I also started reading More Than This by Patrick Ness. I had no idea what the book was about so I was surprised when I started reading it. I will be interested to see where the book goes from here.
I don't really know what I want to read next. It will depend on my moods. Since I have no shortage of books from which to choose, I shouldn't have a problem finding something great to read.
I didn't get a chance to write my Saturday post with celebrations so I just want to mention a couple things here. First, on Tuesday, Shannon Hale visited my school. She did such an awesome job with her talk. The students were incredibly engaged and my school was buzzing about books all week. Second, because she mentioned James Dashner in her talk, my students are much more interested in our read aloud of The Maze Runner. Some of them even went home immediately to look up the movie trailer that she mentioned. Lastly, I was happy to notice that my students are getting better at finding evidence in their reading to back up their thoughts. We were examining some opinion pieces in writing class and, without prompting, students were picking up their papers and reading lines from the article to demonstrate their points.
What are you reading this week? What do you have to celebrate? Any good recommendations for me? I would love to hear from you in the comments. Have a great reading week!