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.
June 17, 2014 at 9:59 PM
Happy summer! It sounds like you have the perfect summer plan: learning, reading, writing, and spending time with friends. Enjoy!
June 18, 2014 at 9:49 AM
It will be great! Thank you!
June 17, 2014 at 10:13 PM
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!
June 17, 2014 at 10:58 PM
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.
June 17, 2014 at 10:28 PM
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!
June 17, 2014 at 10:54 PM
June 17, 2014 at 11:44 PM
I adore Carl Anderson and I’m so jealous! Please blog about all your learning when you return!
June 18, 2014 at 9:54 AM
I will share! Thank you!