I'm so happy that Ruth Ayres started a Celebrate Link-Up on her blog!!! I will be joining the celebration every Saturday!!
1. This is just a little thing, but I thought it was cute. On Tuesday I wore heels to school (which I rarely do), and I was walking down the hallway when a student joined me, walking by my side. "I love the sound a teacher's heels makes clicking down a hallway," she said, smiling and looking up at me. I smiled back and loved that she celebrated something so seemingly small. I thought about all the sounds of school that bring comfort and joy, and it made me happy.
2. Our Scholastic book order came this week, and I was able to add a lot of great titles to our classroom library! The kids were so excited. I admit, I grabbed a few to read before the kids got ahold of them because I know I won't see them again for awhile. I wanted to read A Snicker of Magic because there's already lots of buzz about it, Threatened by Eliot Schrefer, and The Shadow Throne. One of my students already read The Shadow Throne and is mad at me for not reading it yet because she's dying to talk about it. ;-)
3. I love that my daughter, Libby, has taken up knitting. I'm getting texts with pictures of her projects. Both my daughters have creative, artistic talent. Katie is a talented painter. Creativity is something to celebrate!
4. Speaking of knitting, have you seen this article? Love it!
5. I celebrate everyone's Facebook movies! I think they're really cool. I don't think there's a way to attach them to a blog post, but you can certainly enjoy them on Facebook.
6. I loved seeing all these literacy giants talking about The Giver! How exciting that it's going to be a movie.
7. I also enjoyed seeing the behind-the-scenes of the ALA Youth Media Awards. Mr. Schu shared this video on his blog this week.
8. I saw this great dog on "Good Morning America" this week.
9. We had another snow day and a two-hour delay this week. I think I'm over celebrating those! Ha. I'd like to have a full week with my students! One thing I will celebrate, though, is that many of my fifth graders were sad that we got those days because they told me they don't like missing my class. I love hearing that!
10. I celebrate all the Olympic athletes! This is an interesting video to show students.
I hope you're celebrating lots this week, too!