Saturday, February 1, 2014

Phones, teammates, parties, and books!

                                  So excited to join Saturday Celebrations with Ruth Ayres! 
                     It is fun to live my week thinking about what I will celebrate on Saturday.
Discover. Play. Build.
                                  A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember!

 One:   I celebrate phones!  The bill from Ma Bell no longer frightens me.  I don't have to set a timer or remind myself that each minute I chat is costing me money.   Fox Photo is no longer a major budget item.  I celebrate the ease with which I can take many pictures, delete the bad ones, save the good ones, crop a picture, enhance a picture - all with the push of a few buttons.

Two:  I celebrate my content team!  I'm blessed to work with a team that inspires me, pushes my thinking, helps me iron out my technology mishaps, shares freely, and makes me laugh.  Our time together is always fun.

Three:  I celebrate our Share the Newbery Love party!  Our Monday field trip and the shortened time to celebrate the Newbery announcement forced me to think outside the box.  The new event I created encouraged us to celebrate all the Newbery winners.  I'll write more about it in my slice of life on Tuesday.

Four:  I celebrate books!  After I watched the ALA Youth Media Awards on Monday, my fingers were busy requesting titles that I hadn't already checked out from the library. 
Look what was on my hold shelf at the library yesterday.  I can't wait to dive into some of these books this weekend and share with my students on Monday.


  1. Looks like you've got a busy weekend ahead of you. Can't wait to read more on Tuesday. Teammates are so important, sounds like you've got a good group.

  2. I'm looking forward to Tuesday too. I would love to do this next year. Thanks for sharing book love.

  3. Woo hoo for all you have to celebrate this week, Ramona! Looking forward to your Tuesday, SOL, too.

  4. It was such an amazing week. I'm requesting this afternoon too. I predicted the Newbery, two years in a row. It makes me happy inside. xo

    1. Wow, I'm impressed! I chose Counting by 7s and One Came Home as my top choices. We're all sad that Counting by 7s didn't get any recognition.

  5. So much book love here! Look forward reading more on Tuesday!

  6. My library check-out pile looks like yours :) I think we'll be busy the next couple of weeks! Happy reading!

  7. Love the piles of books, Ramona & the good things about your week. So nice to have good colleagues!

  8. I am also writing my slice about my experience with the Newbery Awards and my Newbery club. Can't wait until Tuesday!

  9. I did the same thing - went right to the library and got the award winning books I hadn't read yet! :-)

  10. Technology, colleagues, and books! That makes for a happy week in my book!

  11. I have a list of books on reserve at the library too. I guess I could have celebrated that I didn't go out and buy them all. That's what I really wanted to do, but I refrained. :) Have fun reading and have a wonderful week!