Thank you to Ruth Ayres for providing this space to share our celebrations. Please visit her blog to read other celebrations or add your own. You can also read more on Twitter #celebratelu.
Again, I celebrate that it's summer and my time is flexible. And I celebrate that my husband does not mind that I take a week to spend time with my mom. I'm staying with my parents and like I mentioned before, I am filled with gratitude as I watch my dad with my mom. It's very sweet. She'll have some procedure next week that will hopefully give her some relief before she has surgery in the middle of July.
I had dinner with my best friend from college on my way up here. It's always so nice to reconnect with friends. Even though we don't see each other very often, we are able to get caught up right away as if we lived next door.
I spent Wednesday and Thursday in mentor training, which I was dreading. It ended up being the best PD I've ever had from ODE. The trainers were entertaining, knowledgeable, and uplifting. I left with a tool bag of practical ideas and excitement about the upcoming year. The young teacher I will be mentoring is a former student of our elementary school. Although I didn't have her in my class, I had her younger brother and her family is absolutely wonderful.
It was fun to follow #allwrite14 on Twitter this week since I couldn't go and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting some new people through #clmooc (which I wrote about yesterday).
The best part of summer? Time to read. I read Lisa Graff's Absolutely Almost last night in one sitting. I'll be writing more about that later. It left me with lots to think about. Maybe I should celebrate (or not), the ease of downloading a book on my Kindle. I ordered it last night at 9:00 and read until I finished, close to 1:00 AM. I don't get to do that during the school year.