Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sunshine, Photos, Mother's Day, 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!

1.  Sunshine and mid-70's are in the forecast for Monday's field trip to the International District.  
The threat of rain for this field trip always worries me since there is really no place to shelter.  
It's an outside, walking, discovery field trip (except for the inside lunch).  

2.  I shared Sam's book review of You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Titanic! with my students. 
One student created a drawing for Sam and several wrote notes to him.
Ruth sent us a photo of guest blogger, Sam, with our card! 
3.  We wrote notes to mothers and made cards to showcase the delightful prose and poetry.  
I love seeing the creativity as my students make something personal for their moms.
I always share my Mother's Day notes, including the one written by my daughter
when she was at our middle school, and the humorous one penned one year
by my son with coupons that had a one-day expiration date.

4.  Packages and cards have already arrived from both children for Mother's Day. 
Yellow daisies from husband are on the kitchen island.
I can't wait to FaceTime with everyone tomorrow! 

5.  I discovered Linda Rief's new book, Read, Write, Teach in an email from Heinemann.  
I may have to break my resolution to NOT order any new teaching books for this one. 
I may be leaving the classroom, but I can never leave my love of teaching. 
A quick glance at the preview, and it went on my birthday wish list!
(If I don't order it, I'm not breaking my resolution, right?)


  1. Many good things for you this past week, Ramona, & I guess more to come tomorrow! Happy, happy Mothers' Day! And, will be in touch, or you can. Tara is interested if we do a reading group, too. We'll need to ask others if you'd like. I answered you on my blog-how is right after July 4th for you? E-mail us!

  2. The weekend just takes on a glow as I read celebration stories. So many good things each week. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  3. Such a fulfilled week. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.

  4. Starting from the end: I think that books are like fruits and veggies for teachers, you need them in order to be healthy. Sudden diet changes are bad for health. I like how you celebrate both the giving and receiving of gifts on Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day!

  5. Hi Ramona! I'm Heather and I wanted to know if you could answer a question about your blog! My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)