I am posting a little later than usual on this Saturday. I needed a walk in the beautiful fall sunshine and some time skating through the fallen leaves. There are colour explosions everywhere in my neighbourhood. Just gorgeous.
This week I want to celebrate some general things – like the beautiful fall we are experiencing, the support of good friends and the strength I take from my daily walk to work.
I also want to share a little bit of this and a little bit of that from my week in my classroom.
I honour the importance of play and all of the language, problem solving and creativity it inspires.
I am thrilled that one child fell hard for Lunch Lady by Jarrett Krosoczka. He just hasn’t figured out how to read them all at once!
I particularly loved the comment from one child who looked at our recently read/book talked fiction shelf and said, “Wow. We have read a LOT of books.”
We finished our first novel of the year – Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon and the students drew some pictures and did some writing about it.
I had the opportunity to go see Ben Hatke here in Vancouver and have started reading Little Robot to my class.
After I shared the first 25 or so pages of the book, the children did some robot drawings. One little listener was able to retell much of the first section after just that one read through. Impressive!
The robots are all kinds of adorable.
One child was away when we did our art and came in early one morning to work on his drawings.
I am happy to celebrate this, that and all of it.
Thank you to Ruth Ayres and the #celebratelu community!
Being part of a community that regularly shares gratitude and celebrations truly transforms my weeks.