Saturday, December 14, 2013

Celebrate This Week

Discover. Play. Build.
Thanks to Ruth Ayres for inventing this great weekly celebration! Visit her blog to see the link up!

1.  #Nerdlution is going well. I am not hating apples so much and I discovered Honey Crisp which I actually don't dislike.  This is a big deal. I can actually eat it without peanut butter. I am getting up every morning to walk on the treadmill at 5:45 and when I don't want to walk, I just walk REALLY REALLY slow but I do it. This is also a big deal.  Finally, I write every day for 30 minutes on the book I am working on. I have discovered that I tend to work on many projects at once as a way to procrastinate the writing I should be doing. This is a big discovery.  

2.  Other people's #Nerdlutions make me happy.  If you did not get a chance to listen to Kevin Hodgson's #Nerdlution Song, it was definitely a #Nerdlution Celebration!  I love my mornings reading all that people are doing.
3.  I discovered a great article on Imposter Syndrome thanks to Lee Kolbert (whose blog I love!).  Who knew that I am not the only one who thinks that some day people will realize I don't really know what I am doing?   So glad to know I am not alone in this:-)

4. I loved this post from Kristin on Fitting It All In.  Brilliant and connected in some way to #3;-)

5. I am celebrating this post by Clare at Assessment in Perspective because it is brilliant and maybe it will bring us (as a country) back to our senses when it comes to assessment.

6. Hour of Code may have been one of my favorite hours of the year.  More on this in a separate post.  But really--total learning joy.

7. My kids seem to have turned a literacy corner in terms of engagement. They are laughing aloud, squealing when they see new books by their favorite authors and asking to take their writers' notebooks home over the weekend.

8.  Our 2nd grade students put on a holiday program this week and we were able to see the dress rehearsal. Nothing better than kids singing.

And if you have not had a chance to see kids singing and  missed this video that has gone a little viral, take a few minutes to watch it and read the accompanying article.  



  1. I have been following your tweets about eating apples...and Honey Crisp are the only apples I eat. I am glad you discovered them. I have been thinking a lot about the assessment post by Clare. Going into this week before Christmas, it is nothing but assessments. I do hope things change soon.

  2. Congratulations on keeping up with #nerdlutions. I can relate to the early morning successes. I do my yoga sometimes with eyes closed, but I do it. Thank you for sharing the article and blog posts.

  3. Love #3 and the article! ;-) I also love #7. That's a celebratory moment!

  4. Yes I am a victim of impostor syndrome. It was good to hear I'm not alone and a possible reason for it. Hour of Code !! I have to dig into that one. The Florida kindergartener made my morning. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love the nerdlution song...and that kindergartner just made my day - I never get tired of watching that child!

  6. Thanks you Franki for celebrating our post --as you know it is a journey in telling our stories! I am so happy about the exercise!! Keep going --also love the nerdlution song!

  7. Congratulations on your #nerdlution success! Honeycrisp apples are so yummy. It is so great when you realize that your students have embraced reading and writing. It is great that they are asking for their notebooks over the weekend.


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