Friday, April 24, 2015

five for friday...on a friday actually!

It's Friday and I'm sleepy and home with a beverage and blogging and life. is. good! I haven't done a Five for Friday in a long time and I had a great week, so here I am to share with all of you!
My week was so busy but so much good stuff happened. So here's the DL....

Last day of Grad School

I finished teaching my grad school class and I'm so happy! Another 8 week session down and it even ended with one of the students telling me that my class was "the best in the program so far." I learned new things, was able to revise my rubrics for next time, and am going to wrap it all up this weekend when I finally get grades posted.

Business Cards

A week ago, mine and Colleen's proposal to present at IRC was accepted! We're going to present on using social media for on-demand professional development! Can I let you in on a little secret/goal of mine? I want to consult one day - I mean, I want to still keep working in a school, but part-time, I really want to consult with schools and work for myself. So, I'm sure there's 100 other things I should do first to get that going, but getting business cards seemed like a good place to start. So I just ordered these today:
Super excited!
(Don't judge me!)

Family Literacy Night

We had our event last night and about 60 kids came with their families. Kids were able to participate in Reader's Theater, play Book Bingo, make a book mark, talk to the Tiger Bloggers, and buy some books in the Buy One Get One free book fair. There was such a great team that worked together to plan, and I'm so thankful for my girl Christine. Love working with you!
Family Writing Project

We had our second session of Family Writing Project on Wednesday. It was so great to have everyone together again. We started by mixing and meeting new people and then we read from My Map Book and mapped our personal stories. The energy in the room during this workshop is beautiful! I'm hoping to write more about this later this weekend, so stay tuned!
Fountas and Pinnel wants to quote me!

Okay, so it's just a Tweet, but still! I got this today on Twitter:
If you haven't done a Twitter chat yet, you totally need to. I need to find the schedule for Fountas and Pinnell; they were the first one I did! Anyways, we emailed and they are considering this tweet of mine for their catalog alongside their intervention materials:

I mean it's not a big deal really, but cool that someone from Fountas and Pinnell noticed one of my Tweets!

So that's all for me - how was your week? Head over to DoodleBugs and link your Five for Friday!


  1. Family literacy night looks like a good time. I like your new business cards. Have a great weekend!

    A Very Curious Class

  2. Your business cards look wonderful!!! And that's a great tweet!! I'm not surprised that F&P wants to quote it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  3. Your blog design is THE GREATEST I HAVE EVER SEEN! Seriously kicking myself for not thinking of it! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  4. Yes, that sounds like a very fine week! Here's to another great week!

  5. It's totally a big deal that you were asked to be quoted by Fountas and Pinnell! Woot-Woot!! Man, oh man, look at you go!! I way dig your business cards, your Family Literacy Night and Family Writing Project turned out awesome and I can't wait for you to get your dream consulting job in the future. You deserve it!! Loved reading your post, blogging buddy and conference-presenting partner. :)
    Literacy Loving Gals

  6. Sounds like a great week! Very cool that you got noticed by Fountas and Pinnell!


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