Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Currently I'm . . .

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" to the Tuesday Slice of Life sponsored by Stacey and Ruth from Two Writing Teachers.

Listening:  to Nancy Pearl On the Books That Keep Young Readers Interested (go to 13:40 of this broadcast to get Nancy's great recommendations)
Needing:  to work on the paper piles (as soon as I finish this post)
Anticipating:  daughter's four day visit and Summer Celebration
Hoping:  for comments on our Sweet Summer Reads blog
Reading:  assigned pages in Notice and Note for tomorrow's PLC
Longing:  to begin The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, our August book club selection 
Striving:  to follow Linda's advice (one of my Dumbledores) to read fast and write fast
Loving:  this quote from Peter Pan, "Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses?  It is to listen to the stories." 


  1. That Peter Pan quote is a sweetie. Thanks for the Nancy Pearl link. Have a wonderful summer celebration with your 'girl'. xo nanc

  2. Sounds like a very literate summer for you so far. Have a great time with your daughter!

  3. I have started reading Notice and Note also, but just the first chapter. I would love to hear your thoughts and how you are planning to use the information in your classroom. I have heard many positive things about the book. Also, thanks for commenting on my blog!

  4. Notice and Note looks very interesting. Have a great Summer Celebration!

  5. Thank you for the compliment. I read fast and write fast because I'm never home! I love the way you set this up, Ramona (learning from you!). And I will go visit your sweet summer reads (as if I don't have a pile of books staring at me already). Finally, thank you for the Peter Pan quote-lovely! (Have fun with your daughter!)

  6. I have to make it over to your summer reads post (more books to wish for!)....and thank you for that Peter Pan quote...perfect!

  7. Love your list. It starts shallow and flows deep. I will need to revisit your recommendations.

  8. As I'm formulating my comment, I'm reading Elle's. Hers takes my thoughts and expresses them much more beautifully than my fingers began to type. LOVE how you started each item with such a strong verb :).

    P.S. Thanks for the encouragement to join back up today :).

  9. Notice and Note has a couple of FB pages, if you're interested:




    1. Thanks, Maya, I had found one of these groups, but not the other one. I'll share the pages with our PLC.