Sunday, June 24, 2012


I’ve just returned from the amazing All Write conference. I was in Warsaw, IN for four days. I come home with wonderful ideas on reading and writing. With the happiness of spending time with friends I only see in real life a few times a year. And with a complete feeling of exhaustion.

The first time I went to All Write with this group I naively thought I’d rest up. No children to wake me in the middle of the night. My own hotel room to catch up on some sleep. I didn’t realize since we only see each other two or three times a year we were going to squeeze every minute out of the conference. I’m grateful for the chance to see them and wouldn’t change a thing about it.

I will write more later about it but for now there is a post up on Jen Vincent’s blog about what I learned from All Write:

And my first article from Choice Literacy is also up:

You need to be a member to be able to read it.

Hope your summer is going well and you are fitting lots of reading, writing, and relaxing it.



  1. Loved your piece about your summer reading club - really smart idea! It was good to hear more of the specifics.
    I am also still tired from All Write though I made time this morning to do some thoughtful reflection on what I learned, and how that will impact my classroom this year. PD is wonderful, but it really does push my brain a little bit. :)

  2. I'm excited you've written about the summer reading club. I do belong to Choice Literacy & just received the new newsletter, so guess it's there. Congratulations! I liked your post about All Write, too!

  3. Thanks Linda! It was fun writing for Choice Literacy and All Write was, as always, amazing.

  4. Thanks Karen! I was excited to write for Choice Literacy - they have two more articles from me now, I hope to write more in the future.

    I was exhausted from ALL WRITE. Took a nap on Saturday and Sunday. But it was worth it. :)