Join us each weekend for Celebrate this week with Ruth Ayres.
When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember!
I'm glad that we can now post anytime during the weekend:
1. I loved my first NCTE!
2. It was delightful to meet friends that I know from the blogging world
and enjoy dinner with many slicer friends.
3. I had a fabulous time at Hotel Behnke complete with
my own chauffeur to and from the conference each day.
4. I spent today with Stefi and Blake. I attended my son Blake's Sunday School class of 8 six and seven year olds (7 boys, 1 girl)! We sang and danced to the Turkey Pokey. I was amazed by student engagement as he taught via an iPad. As they answered questions to reveal a picture of the risen Christ, my son quipped that the clouds reminded him of an impressionist painting. One of the students replied that he had painted a Claude Monet. We also discussed whether you'll look like a zombie when you're resurrected (student initiated question)!
Ramona, I was so disappointed that I missed you. I could not attend the slicer dinner because I had a commitment with Scholastic and was meeting up with my longtime friend, Kwame Alexander. NCTE was so much fun and I, too, got to mix my professional life with family life. My daughter and son-in-law live in Washington, DC and so we (my husband and son traveled with me) got to spend 3 evenings eating and relaxing with my dauhgter and son-in-law.ReplyDelete