Last week, it was like Christmas…in March! I walked down to my mailbox on my lunch break and found a large manilla envelope sitting inside. It had my name on it and my school name, but nothing else. I quickly grabbed it and walked to my classroom. Once inside, I opened the envelope to find Game Changer by Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp. Excitedly, I began to flip through the book, wanting to start reading right away.
I put the book down to eat my lunch, when in walked my principal, holding another book. This book, Teach Writing Well by Ruth Culham was another one that I couldn’t wait to read. I told him it was like Christmas and began to page through the book.
Books excite me. That afternoon, it was the best present to be able to receive, especially in the middle of a crazy day at school. Finding new tools for learning always gets me going. I am a lifelong learner!
Fast forward to Friday afternoon when I walked down to ask my LMC director about a book I had seen on Twitter, Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. She took me into her office where she proceeded to open a box. She took out not one, but two books for me! Once was the children’s version and the other the adult version of the same book. Again, it was like Christmas.
In one week, I was gifted 4 books to read, relish, and enjoy. Now I just need to find time to read!