|My happy place...|
On the 18th we had some extended reading time in my class. As I pulled my students out of their reading zones to get ready to head to PE, one ran up and almost knocked me over with a forceful hug. While typical when I taught kindergarten, this is not usual behavior for a fifth grader. I hugged her back, trying to steady myself, I realized she was crying. Actually, it was more like a sob. I asked her what was wrong as my eyes met her classmates and she got out, "My book..." As soon as she said that, I hugged her tighter. She was reading Fig Pudding and I knew exactly what part she was at. I loved that my students got it too. The fact that no one thought her sobbing and my tearing up was strange speaks volumes to the amazing kids I have spent the year with.
Celebrating Spring Break
On the 19th my family and I packed up and headed out of Illinois for sunny California. We spent about five days in the San Francisco area, visiting some of my husband's family. It was a wonderful time away and I got to see the ocean, which is one of my favorite sites in the world.
I love Saturdays...time to spend with family, relax, read, and often - hear from two friends. While I don't get to "see" Colby Sharp and John Schumacher often, I get to hear their voices fairly regularly. Most Saturdays you can find a video from each of them on their blogs. I love seeing what books they are reading and what they are up to. Specifically, today they both shared two books I absolutely love - Wild Robot by Peter Brown and Weekends With Max and His Dad by Linda Urban. These come out April 5th and I cannot wait to purchase final copies. They are beautiful and important books. You can see Colby's Saturday video HERE and John's HERE.
Celebrating New Beginnings
|This photo doesn't really do it justice, but you can get an idea.|
I hope you all have had a beautiful week!