Saturday, June 7, 2014

{celebrate}: today

I'm here to {celebrate} with Ruth Ayres and YOU!
Finding the little moments of joy in life.

Today I am celebrating: {celebrating again}

I'm finally back with some energy.  My girls and I were burdened with acute bronchitis over the last three weeks.  It was not a fun way to spend the month of May, especially when trying to wind down the school year and plan/pack for our vacation.  But we are all back on track to be completely healthy for our trip!

Two. More. Days.  But so much to do!  I'm still trying to connect with students to encourage reading and writing all summer long.  Here's a book.  There's a notebook.  Keep your reading and writing brains awake!  Looking forward to the Summer Learning Nights we planned for 9 weeks this summer to stay connected to students.  More to come on this event!

I have participated in an online summer PD book discussion the last three years.  This year two of the hosts, Cathy Mere and Laura Komos, asked if I wanted to help host and facilitate the event!  I was laying on the couch with no energy to even click a response, but I did!  Of course I was in!  I'm excited about the opportunity to learn with others across the globe.  Perhaps you will join in too!  (Interested in learning more?  Check THIS out.)

It just feels good to be back writing and celebrating with you!  What a joy!  I'm off to spend the day with my family on this beautiful day and attend three graduation parties this weekend.  More celebrating!


  1. So nice that you are all feeling better. I would love to know when you have chosen the professional book for cyberPD. It sound like fun!

  2. Whew! I am exhausted just reading your list! I am so happy you are back to full speed again to keep up with all the goodness life is throwing your way.

  3. You will be a perfect co-host for the #cyberPD event! Glad to hear you are feeling better, and hope you enjoy those last 2 days with students.

  4. Bronchitis is tough, but when three of you are down with it, life becomes hard. So glad you are recovered! Summer break will be a blessing.

  5. I am so pleased to hear that all of you are on the mend - how tricky to be that ill with little ones. Enjoy your last few days!

  6. I'm looking forward to #cyberPD too. Last year I read the book and followed along but never got around to contributing myself. Planning to do better this year!

  7. It's easy to feel your joy as I read!

  8. I am so happy that you are have recovered and have your energy back. I was able to order lots of PD books for the school, but they will all arrive in the fall (container shipment.) It is very likely that I will be unplugged most of the summer, so joining the #cyberPD sadly won't happen. I will certainly later read what others read and thought, and learn from their advice and recommendations.

  9. Michelle,
    I'm so glad you were willing to join us in hosting #cyberPD. I'm looking forward to the event. You have so much to celebrate. I hope you are feeling better and your last two days are filled with small moments that make the end of the year great.


  10. So glad that you are on the mend and only have 2 days left. Dad & I are looking forward to spending a week with you, hubby & the girls! I'm sure Dad will pamper us all with some tasty meals. Love ya bunches, Mom.


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