Celebrate with Ruth Ayres @ ruth ayres writes …. because, we need to celebrate moments in our lives every chance we get!
A few celebrations:
1. We are busy…too busy to be clockwatchers….
So, where exactly did this week go?! A month into the school year, and my kids are already saying, “Wait, block is over already?! Where did the time go?” And that is something to celebrate…there are no clock watchers in my classroom! We are busy, and time flies.
2. Great group work:
Here are my kids teaching each other what they have learned about events leading up to the American Revolution. Walking around the room, and listening to their conversations, I was filled with such pride and hope. Each student worked hard to research and present, better still, they were interested in making sure that their classmates’ questions and concerns were addressed. They are committed to their learning – which is a wonderful thing to witness.
3. Great books:
I read and reviewed “Brown Girl Dreaming” at the beginning of the week, and am getting ready to do the same for “Revolution”. I feel so lucky!
4. A rainy day:
A rainy Fall day in New Jersey – perfect for reading, grading, figuring out the next few weeks in sixth grade.
5. The playoffs:
My beloved Red Sox finished in last place this season. Pretty depressing. But, I’m over it and have the Orioles to root for now. I love October baseball!