Whew! Testing is OOOOOOVER! Now…the waiting game… 😉
I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to summer. Don’t get me wrong…I love my job…but I love my family even more, and spending the summer with them is priceless, something I look forward to every year.
Speaking of summer, what are your plans? Are you able to totally turn off school? I try, but it still nags at me every once in awhile.
I wanted to personally encourage you to check out Gretchen Bernabei this summer if you’ve never had the opportunity to go to one of her trainings. She is amazing! (No, I don’t get paid for advertising–this is just how I feel!) If you are feeling overwhelmed or confused or even confident in your abilities to teach writing, I recommend her workshops. She will share so many things that make you go, “Oh! That’s good!” She truly makes writing make sense…to both teachers and students…of all age levels. She is the mastermind behind everything…well, almost everything ;)…that I do in my classroom involving writing.
And you know what else? I’ll be at the San Antonio and Austin workshops! She has asked me again to set up my table with some student work and to be there to answer questions from teachers about how I use her resources in my classroom. I did this back in January and had a great time! I know these workshops will be just as productive and engaging as the last!
The dates are:
- San Antonio-June 25 & 26
- Austin-July 28 & 29
You can register through her website here. You can even purchase your ticket now and pay later, but hurry–the workshops fill up fast!
So go ask your principal if you can attend. It will be money well-spent!! I promise!!