Drop Everything And Read
It is for these reasons that I often find it hard to sit down and enjoy reading for pleasure when school is in. I love to read, but I find in hard to take my focus away from school and family responsibilities.
Now that it is summer, I have been intentional at making the time to read as much as I can. I even got reacquainted with my local library.
A couple of professional development reads have given me insight into creating and cultivating a climate and culture in my classroom and my school that demonstrates to our students that they are the most important people.
I have been exposed to a plethora of mentor texts that can be used to improve my writing and my teaching of writing. I have been given permission to steal writing, encouraged to empower girls, and to hack discipline. I learned that one drop of kindness really does make a difference, and I can't wait to play math games at recess.
I am excited to be on summer break, but I am enjoying getting ready for next school year, as well.