Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Housekeeping...

101st post
This is my 101st post. I forgot to celebrate number 100 and so I am celebrating number 101! It is so hard to believe that I have had that much to write about in the past months. Thank you to those people that have actually read what I have written!

Spotlight on a Teacher's Life...
My friend Jen, at a teacher's life, has been nominated by the newspaper as the teacher of the week. She is so deserving. I wanted to recognize her here because I am sure that she won't toot her own horn. If you ever need a fourth grade teacher, she is your girl. She makes me proud to be in this profession. We have so much fun together, and yet we are always so focused on what we have to accomplish. I am in awe of you my friend from the block. Enjoy your fame!

An author and a Poet...
Today I got an unexpected email from the author and poet Rebecca Kai Dotlich. She has written some poetry books and some picture books for children. If you don't know who she is please check her out. She has some wonderful lessons on teaching poetry to children. She also has a lot of information that kids could read about authors, like a celebrity writer's profile. She also is available for bookings for presentations for kids and teachers. She is from Indiana, so check her out!

My little pumpkins...
The number one reason why I love my students this year... "Mrs. W. has that book, Mrs. W. loves, loves, loves, that book!" My kids had a wonderful Kindergarten teacher last year. They read a lot of picture books. They know them all, she loves books. She reads them lots, and lots, of books. She has been known to read 4 books in one day to her kiddos. She knows the importance of the read aloud. Her students, my current 1st graders, love, love, love, a good story, I love that about my current first graders, they have a love of books!

3 comments:

Jen Barney said...

ONE: 101- go sista' get your post on!

TWO: Thank you- it was a real surprise...as you noticed by my massive amount of tears this morning. You and Kirsten keep me thinking, keep me laughing, and keep me wanting to be better each day... I LOVE YOU TWO!!!!

THREE: Can't wait to share the books with the kiddos. It would be GREAT to meet her!

FOUR: MRS. W ROCKS!!! I want to be in her class!

Amy said...

Your story about Mrs. W. is very encouraging. It's great to hear of teachers (both of you guys) who recognize the value of reading aloud. I love that she read them so many books, and that it really impacted them - in such a big way that you're noticing it. I feel like it affirms what I'm doing a little. I hope my kiddos go to kindergarten saying "We read that book in Literacy Launchpad!" :-)

Cathy said...

Thanks for stopping over. I just have to laugh at my kids when we do sharing circle...are your kids repeating your comments? One of mine even said...so what you're saying is. I'm actually coming to Fort Wayne this Saturday. My mom and I are doing the JDRF walk. Congrats on the 101st posting...I'm about halfway there.