Saturday, April 26, 2014

Celebrating new babies, parents, and writers!

                                 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!

1.  Time with Danae and Annabelle!
 Danae, one of our teachers out on maternity leave, stopped by with darling Annabelle. 
It was fun to chat with Danae regarding her wondrous journey into motherhood.  
I even stuck around long enough for Annabelle to wake up 
from a quick nap with smiles and coos for everyone! 

2.  Fabulous parents!
One parent shopped for prizes for our celebration.  
Another set up the google docs for our slicing celebrations and came by to help serve slices.  
Many parents sent slices and treats for our celebration.  
Another parent baked two cakes, stayed to help us set up and serve food, 
and then she and her daughter put up the posters of students' best four slices in the hallway.  

3.  My student writers!
My teacher heart sings as I've wandered through writer's notebook entries for March.  
It's great to hear students discuss their growth as writers.  
Check out this slice from one of my students:


  1. Wonderful SOL! Amazing how a challenge can transform.

  2. I bet your teacher heart was singing loud and strong when you read that reflection. A baby, supportive parents, and students who make you proud, what a week!

  3. "Who knew writing could be so fun." Absolutely! It's great to hear what a big, big deal you made, and with wonderful help, for the writers' celebrations, Ramona. Not everyone does that, so kudos to you! And nice that you got to see the new baby, always a joy.

  4. It is wonderful to see how writing can produce so much fun!

  5. Writing celebrations are the best! Who knew writing could be so fun? Write on!

  6. I enjoyed reading your celebration and could feel your happy heart in each of them.

  7. Who knew writing could be so fun? I'll bet that made your heart sing and dance. Wonderful celebrations this week! I hope this upcoming week is just as joyful.