Celebrate #1: He bought me roses. The beauty of a single rose is enough to take my breath away. Something so small and simple is really a sign of the hope. I need that hope this week.
Celebrate #2: NCTE is coming! I leave on Thursday and will be meeting up with many friends. I celebrate that I am co-moderating two panels. I will also be involved with 2 roundtable discussions. But most of all, I will be surrounded by like-minded people who want the best for their students.
My NCTE schedule:
|Sat., 8 AM: F.21 We See Their Faces: How Historical Fiction Advocates for Empathy, Diversity, and Social Change B311
Sat., 9:30 G.12 Writing for a Better World: Poetry Response to World Events B210
Sat., 1:15 I.27 Authentic Voice in a Digital World: Using Technology in Our Literate Lives B215
Sunday, 1:30 N.20 Teachers as Writers: Practices and Possibilities (an NCTE Roundtable Session) b206
Celebrate #3: Class Twitter account: @MrsSimonsSea. My students are excited to have their very own Twitter account. I look forward to exploring ways we can connect with authors and other classrooms. If you have a class account, please follow us. Our first Tweet was a 4th grade student’s podcast about the importance of pets.
Jenn Hayhurst tweeted back.
I can’t wait to share this with Andrew on Monday. I celebrate online connections and building student confidence with social media.
Please come back tomorrow for DigiLitSunday! Our topic this week is “Purpose.”