Thanks to Ruth's idea to celebrate on Saturdays, I'm certainly trying to look at life through "rose colored" glasses and finding lots of little things to "celebrate" in my week that might have previously gone unnoticed!
1) Two (2) snowy days when they decided to cancel school in one week! I cannot remember the last time that happened! The best call was on Monday morning - a TOTAL surprise snow day. Now, truth be told, there sure has been a lot of snow to shovel; however, this is my place to celebrate, not complain!
2) My "cold," (thanks to my students L,B, A, C, A, and R for sharing) is a wee bit better this morning thanks to Nyquil, Dayquil;, Sinutabs, Tylenol and those 2 snow days previously mentioned! I only blew my nose for 5 minutes (27 tissues).
3) I've been concerned with the role of poetry in Common Core Classrooms. This week, I was brave enough to share my concerns with teachers in my school. While I did not ask them to sign an oath to keep the poetry "torch" alive in their classroom, I think they will! I'm also going to go out on a limb and "publish" on my blog rather than waiting to get into a journal. After all, I am connected to important people (like those of you who join me on Saturday mornin) and sort-of-indirectly-connected to famous people (see #5 below).
4) I know this sounds totally self-absorbed, but Katie Wood Ray started following me on Twitter! This world of the internet is just so empowering. I know it has problems, but it is a great connector!