Celebrating the Week

celebrate link up

Celebration honoured. This is the loveliest of reasons to share. Join Ruth Ayres who shares a Celebration Link up on her blog each week.

Things I am celebrating:

1. On Tuesday morning, I was rushing upstairs to my classroom after a short meeting and I noticed a few children walking down the hall reading. I love when kids can figure out walking and reading at the same time! I looked closer and realized each of these reader/walkers was one of my students. Hurray, the transformation to lifelong readers is beginning!

2. We had a wonderful surprise in our classroom this week. One of our students had his work shared on an author’s blog! Our whole classroom was so proud! Thank you to Melissa Stewart for sharing this on her blog, Celebrate Science. One little boy now has dreams of being an illustrator for nonfiction picture books. My class has LOVED reading Melissa’s book No Monkeys, No Chocolate.

 Celebrating the Week There's a book for that

3. Back to school means back to my student book club. Our book club is beginning a favourite title of mine: One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. But more than this – some of the girls in my Grade 2/3/4 class wanted to be in a book club too. So I have started a Jr. Book Club and our first book is Charlotte’s Web! Growing new little book club members! I am so excited.

 Celebrating the Week There's a book for that

4. Every week the K/1 class comes up for buddy reading with my students. We always begin with mindful breathing. To look up and see this every week is pure joy. All of the children practice mindful breathing in their classrooms three times a day. The power of two classrooms together is a beautiful thing!

 Celebrating the Week There's a book for that

5. Canadian #booklove. My post, Look to the North featuring ten Canadian illustrators that I love was posted on the Nerdy Book Club blog today.

 Celebrating the Week There's a book for that

This is my first time participating in sharing weekly celebrations. I am so excited to read more of the Celebration posts shared.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week!

16 thoughts on “Celebrating the Week

  1. I just started to read your ‘Nerdy’ post, then saw that you were here, too! Such a great week, Carrie. So happy to hear about all those smiling readers! Our buddies love getting together too-a gift of relationships! Have a good weekend too! (I just got Manfish from the library!)

    • Hi Linda! I thought it was time to begin sharing along with so many lovely bloggers who share such inspirational celebrations! Glad you found Manfish! My students loved it so much, I bought a copy for the class!

  2. Wonderful to read about your young readers! Welcome to the Saturday celebrations! I love finding new blogs to read through these celebrations.

  3. Wonderful reading celebrations. I love to see that walking with a book reader. I’m always so interested in what is holding their attention. Glad to see your post here!

  4. So much to comment on! One for the Murphy’s is my current read-aloud. I love this book. What a resource in Melissa’s website. I passed that on to my fellow teachers! What an honor for your student, your classroom and you! No Monkeys, No Chocolate looks like a great book. Have a great week.

  5. Welcome to the celebration! 🙂 You’ll love participating in this – it makes me mindful all week about looking at the positive things that happen. I love your celebrations this week! How exciting for your student to be featured on Melissa’s blog – it obviously made her day, too! Two great books you’re sharing with book clubs!

    • Thank you Holly! I have been reading these posts every week and realized it was something I needed to start doing! I believe in the power of gratitude. It was very exciting for our whole class to have a classmate’s work celebrated on Melissa’s blog. A big thing for a little eight year old!

  6. So glad you’re participating in the weekly celebration! I’ll be sharing No Monkeys No Chocolate in Children’s Lit in the next week or two. How wonderful that Melissa Sweet shared your student’s work! That child will never forget that experience.

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