Time is flying by, and I can hardly keep up! I’ve been in a funk lately, so I haven’t been posting. A lot has been on my mind, including make the decision to withdraw from the Take One! program. I may see about deferring to next year, but I’m definitely not going to submit my entry this year. This has been a very difficult decision, but I was unable to really commit myself to doing this whole-heartedly and I cannot scramble to get everything submitted in the next month.
Today was the last meeting of our after school book club. This was really an incredible experience for all involved. I am so happy that my principal suggested this and that we were able to make it happen. I think the students really got a lot out of this experience. My group read Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Cricket in Times Square, and A Good Night for Ghosts and loved them all. They made commercials, informational videos using PhotoStory, newspaper articles, and book reviews. We are going to have another round after Easter break and testing, but this one will be 4 weeks (which I think will be better). I’m not looking forward to the pressure/stress of choosing the students to invite for this round, but I know those students will be so excited to get an invitation letter!
Tomorrow is a conference day, so I should be able to get my book orders done…YAY!