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Slice of Life Tuesday: Now That School’s Out…


Now that school is out for the summer I am working through my “to-do” list of items I left on the back burner. First, get away from home, to a quiet place, and read and write more. Yes!  Two days in a row now, I have read books for the #bookaday challenge. I heard about this through several friends on Twitter, and decided to take the plunge, into books! It’s been a wonderful “waste of time!” Lol

I planned next week, too. I will be at Butler University for the writing workshop with Carl Anderson! I cannot wait to be a learner again — and I’m jealous of all of you attending the TCRWP summer institutes! So this is my back-up plan. It’s a good one, yes?

Then I will drive south to visit my best friend. I haven’t seen her in soooo long! It will be fantastic to catch up.

Last, but not least, I must prepare for school again in August! It seems hard to believe that summer is flying by so fast. I hope to rest and get a little more sun before the new group of students enter Room 138.


Author: Jennifer Sniadecki

I write about literacy education and my love for reading and writing. My passion is sharing titles I use for school libraries, classroom collaborations, and professional development. My goal is to collaborate, research, and share with other life-long literacy learners. Welcome to my blog!

8 thoughts on “Slice of Life Tuesday: Now That School’s Out…

  1. Happy summer! It sounds like you have the perfect summer plan: learning, reading, writing, and spending time with friends. Enjoy!

  2. What an awesome list! I am doing a week with my local branch of the National Writing Project this week and it feels so good to be back on a college campus! I’m even wearing my bookbag to make me feel more like a student and NOT a teacher since I’m here to soak up the learning. I’m in a bit of a book-rut right now so post some of the good books you’re reading during this challenge!

    • I started with Locomotive by Brian Floca. I read 2 titles that I didn’t get to during the school year: Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo, and The Mouse with the Question-Mark Tail by Richard Peck. Today I re-read When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz-Ryan — I want to use it during my picture book PD.

  3. Not to worry. Fran and I will definitely be tweeting and blogging about the institute next week.

    Enjoy meeting Carl Anderson! I’ve taken three writing institutes with him at TC and have learned so much from him!

  4. I adore Carl Anderson and I’m so jealous! Please blog about all your learning when you return!

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