Am loving this excuse every Saturday to look back on my week and think about all of the celebrations! Thank you, Ruth Ayres, for this great new tradition! Don't forget to visit Ruth Ayres Writes for all of this week's Celebrations!
-Our classroom was great fun this week. I slowed down a little bit and it made a difference for all of us. This week, I shared this Saturday blog event with my kids and they loved it. They quickly thought of many classroom celebrations from the week and we are participating on our class blog for the first time!
-Recess duty is not my favorite thing about being a teacher. This week, I heard a child yell, "I want my hat back!" I looked over and he was chasing a friend who had taken his red hat. Funny how my favorite book shows up everywhere in my life.
-I somehow missed that James Preller had a 3rd book in his Scary Tales series come out in September. One of my students and I discovered it this week! (Good Night, Zombie (Scary Tales) )The series is quite popular with my 3rd graders right now!
-This isn't a new Ted Talk, but it is new to me and I am so happy I found it. A great message.
-All of my friends know that loving nature is not something I do. BUT...there are about 2 weeks each fall that the leaves in our neighborhood are breathtaking. I can't help but notice them and be in awe of them. This is one of those weeks!
-Our puppy is still adorable!
-I found some boots I love.
-Ann Patchett has a new book that was released this week. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage She is one of my favorite authors so any new book she writes is a definite celebration for me!
--I ordered a few pieces from The Trashy Crafter on Etsy. The owner, Kim, had accidentally sold a piece that I ordered so she sent me a very nice note, letting me know she was going to send me an extra piece just because she made a mistake! I thought that was VERY nice of her. So I figured as part of this week's celebration, I'd pay it forward. If you leave a comment on this post, I will put your name in a drawing to win this Dr. Seuss necklace from The Trashy Crafter. Kim makes lots of great stuff, but I especially love the necklaces and bracelets from recycled books! (I'll announce the winner next Saturday, November 16.) And, if you haven't discovered the Trashy Crafter blog, it is quite a treat!