SOLSC: #sol19 Day 3

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Bridesmaids’ Dress Shopping – Special Time

My oldest daughter is getting married in August. Today my daughters, niece, and in-law shopped for bridesmaids’ dresses.

Learning Point #1: You’re never going to make everyone happy. Just smile anyway.

Learning Point #2: Not every color and/or style looks good on everyone. The “You Be You” movement must have started in a bridal store.

Learning Point #3: Spending time with family is a special event.

Bonus: When the sales lady schedules your party for two hours, make sure you plan to double that time. LOL

SOLSC: Day 2 #sol19

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I love reading. I love new books. I love my friends who love reading and want to talk about reading with me. My daughter and I had fun visiting Kathy at The Brain Lair Bookstore in South Bend today. We discussed what we are reading now, authors we love, what’s going on in the publishing world, and…

I was #brave.

What a great day!

Slice of Life Story Challenge – Day 1 (#Sol19)

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Well, hello! Long time, no blog. I haven’t written a Slice of Life blog post since June 12, 2018, and I miss it. I don’t have any excuses; I just didn’t write “slices.” Now it’s time to return to my blogging roots. Let’s have some fun!

March 1, 2019: My sixth grade “superfans” of Kwame Alexander (author of The Crossover and many others) participated in the Learning Ally-sponsored webinar for Read Across America Day. I had a blast watching students watch Kwame talk about his first childhood book love (Fox in Socks), reveal how long it took to write The Crossover (5 years!), and motivate students to say, “Yes” to life! Author/Illustrator connections with students help promote a lifelong love of reading, and I’m a witness to the awesomeness. These kids will remember this day forever.

I look forward to writing with you each day this March. Welcome to the Slice of Life Challenge!

 

Thank you to StaceyBetsyBethKathleenDebKelseyMelanie, and Lanny for creating this community and providing this space for teachers and others to share their stories every Tuesday. Be sure to visit Two Writing Teachers to read more Slice of Life posts.

IMWAYR: Picture-Book-Palooza

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I spent the evening re-reading picture books, and it was the most entertaining time of the day. I chose serious picture books first, then went for the funny ones to end my reading day on a light and enjoyable note. I love reading! What did you read today?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover your next “must-read” book!

Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent, at Teach Mentor Texts decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join us! We love this meme and think you will, too. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.

 

 

Sunday Snippet – A Bit Of Thinking

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Maintaining the Motivation – 

     Last week students at my middle school were lucky to hear author Sarah Aronson talk about her writing process and share information about her upcoming picture book biography, Just Like Rube Goldberg. I went home that night with renewed interest in researching and reading…and writing. 

     Four days later, I struggled to sit my “butt in the chair” today and write anything of substance. Why is that? How can we maintain the motivation for reading and writing after a big literacy event?

IMWAYR: Do-Over Plus

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Do Over! (Sometimes we need a “Reset” button.)

I had a plan for last week’s reading that has turned into the plan for this week’s reading. I have Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime (2016) on my desk, and I still want to read On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (2019).

There are new children’s books out, too. I enjoyed reading What If…? Then we… by my local author/friend, Rebecca Kai Dotlitch,  (February 12th) and I am excited to help spread the word about the next title from Jarrett Lerner, Revenge of the Enginerds. (February  19th). Congratulations and Happy Book Birthday!

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover your next “must-read” book!

Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent, at Teach Mentor Texts decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join us! We love this meme and think you will, too. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.

Reblog From Nerdy Book Club

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Graphic novels are good reading!

https://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/graphic-novels-are-books-too-by-stacey-decotis

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