Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Off Stage and All Year Round

It's been a week of winding down as I wrap up my days teaching students to read and write. To be honest, I have been a bit sad as the "lasts" pile up.  To be honest, I have wished I had a few more weeks/months/years; however, I know better than to utter such a thought in a school filled with squirmy students and sweaty teachers!

Image result for cliffordBut, last night, at an event with timing that can only be described serendipitous, I sat with teachers and editors at the publishing giant, Scholastic, to review a new series of books. I was a bit weary from the 95+ day when I arrived, but I left with much more than a bag of wonderful books to share with my students!  I left ASSURED publishers are working to provide books that will engage today's readers!  I left assured that publishers care about teachers' and librarians' perspectives.

I can't yet share the new materials I previewed, but as I sat in Clifford's home base and listened to the presentation, I was reminded of the many, many people who work "off stage" to support teachers and students!

So this SOL is a shout out to those who support students and teachers "off stage, year round." 


Terje said...

The sadness of finishing a year is a natural feeling. I like how the promise of new good books helps you to overcome it.

Stacey said...

The end of the year is bittersweet. And, like Terje said, it's completely natural to feel a little sad.

May your summer be wonderful!

Molly Hogan said...

How nice to temper the end of the year with the excitement of new books! I hope you'll be able to share some titles soon.