As I await the beginning of our poetry workshop this morning, I will celebrate my week. Please join us at 11AM EST...at TeacherPoets.
Spring Break this week...and I'd decided for a quiet week at home. I had lots planned and I just wanted to be...
I took a break from blogging this week, and I missed it more than I thought I would. I missed writing here everyday and seeing my blogging friends. It was a needed break, but I'm so glad to be back. Taking a break gives perspective and I needed some perspective.
This week I painted...I found my inner artistic self...and I love her! I set up my painting studio.
I also finished one canvas.
I am addicted. It's a new kind of creativity. I've always loved writing, but with painting, I'm free! Free to explore and take chances and mess up and discover something more beautiful or more ugly than before.
It's a new kind of journey for me and I'm LOVING it.
I'm wondering how I can incorporate these skills and opportunities into my classroom.
This week I organized...I cleaned out lots (not all) of Leo's stuff.
It's sad and it's hard, but it's necessary. The cleaning helps me and gives me some time to remember him and all of our good times.
This week I read and wrote...but not as much as I thought. It was a break for me...I did read a great book recommended by my mom: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin!
If you like reading, you'll enjoy this book. I finished it in one afternoon.
Monday we return to school. I look forward to seeing my students and finishing out the school year! Thanks for celebrating with me today.
Hope to see you at 11AM at the TeacherPoets Workshop! If you can't make it, you can still watch the video...it's archived on youtube. (Wish me luck! We are workshopping MY poem today and I'm a little nervous and a lot excited!)