Saturday, February 15, 2014

Poetry, snow, and colds!

                                 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.  Thanks to Julie Johnson's post about the Poetry Box Project, I threw my hat into the ring and received this email on Sunday from Kevin Cordi:
"Dear Story Ambassadors,
I want to inform you that you have been selected to receive the Children's Poetry StoryBox at your school and/or community. We know that you will be a great StoryBox Ambassador as kids and adults are encouraged to finish the poetry of National Children's Poets.   J. Patrick Lewis and myself are overjoyed with the response to the invitation..."

Thanks, Julie, for writing about this opportunity on Celebrate Saturday.  I'm thrilled to be a part of this project!

2.  We had snow on Saturday night and Sunday.  The kids loved a day to play in the snow, and it was sufficiently melted by Monday that we didn't even need a late start.  I know many of you are tired of the snow, but it was our first real snow this winter.  I loved enjoying the day from inside my cozy home.

3.  I picked up the cold that's been circulating at my school and in my classroom.  I'm celebrating that I have this next week off for mid-winter break, so I'll have plenty of time to rest and recuperate and no sub plans to write!


  1. Congrats on doing the Storybox Project Ramona. It sounds awesome. My teachers were so busy they didn't even want to consider it, but perhaps later. Your snow looks pretty. We haven't had much, and a little is predicted for next Wed. We'll see, Glad you have the week off-me, too. Get well fast!

  2. Ramona,
    I don't know about the Storybox Project, but it sounds so cool.

    I'm glad you were able to enjoy the snow from inside. It is beautiful.

    Hope you feel better soon. So glad you won't have to worry about sub plans. I was out for awhile, and the sub plans were definitely a challenge.

    Enjoy your break,

  3. Congratulations on participating in the Poetry Box Project. That sounds like a great activity for everyone. Enjoy your week off and I hope you get to feeling better soon. Sounds like you need the time off.

  4. Congratulations on being selected to take part on the Poetry Box Project! I look forward to reading more about your experience! Rest and take care of yourself this week!

  5. I love snow days! Everything slows down.

    Your home and yard look beautiful.

  6. We had snow too. Congrats on the poetry box project accomplishment. Nice meeting you. I hope you feel better soon.

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