Friday, May 18, 2012

Facts of Five...


...and Weekly Re-cap~

If you are a new follower let me give details of Facts of Five. It was a model I used when I taught students with special needs in a self-contained classroom. I presented a category such as ‘Five Cartoons’ or ‘Five flavors of Kool-aid’ and the students had to consider an idea that fit the group. It was fun and thought generating yet in the meantime, I was able to get to know what was important to my students.

So our category for today five events to recap my week…

talking with Kindergarten and First grade....
1.)      On Monday, I had the delightful opportunity to spend the day at Chesterbrook Academy as a visiting author. The children and staff were warm and receptive as I read stories from my book- Life through the Eyes of a Hurricane” Doggie-Dog!, talked with groups of children on the writing process and shared my publishing experience. Thank you Carol Risucci for the invitation for an occasion to share and make new friends.
The Kindergarten children were inspired to write their own books which were Awesome!

2.)      My book became an E-reader on Amazon.com. Gosh, seriously, this entire experience has been tremendous. Thank you all for sharing in this! 

3.)      Nicholas participated in his final band concert as a 7th grader…Where does time go? I recall the first day he came home to practice the clarinet and with that first squeak, well, the second and third too, I wondered if he’d ever master the instrument. Well, much to my amazement and enjoyment, I relish hearing him make sweet music.
Nicholas, music teacher: Ms. Gorham, and Emily, a friend of Nicholas'

4.)      It’s official! I received my letter of transfer to my new school, Holly Springs Elementary School. This confirms my new position as a Cross-Categorical Kindergarten teacher; God is good!

5.)      Although the first week of track out has been tremendously rainy, the wet weather has prompted us to hibernate indoors with good books, writing, planning, family activities and much needed quiet times together. Life is good!
Angel-Kitty helping me scrapbook~



“Time enjoyed wasting is not wasted time!”

28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it sounds like a week to be grateful for. :)

Ginny said...

What a wonderful, wonderful week! It doesn't get any better than this!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

What a wonderful week! Does the stuffed dog represent Hurricane? I bet the children loved hearing about him.

So excited about your new job--glad that you're glad!

Angel-Kitty is sooooo pretty. I bet she helps you a lot with scrapbooking and other activities that include small pieces of fun looking, bite-sized items! :-)

That corgi :) said...

What a great idea with the Friday Facts; I enjoyed reading about your week! WTG to your son with his achievement in band! Always good when they play an instrument! So glad you got a new assignment for work!! God is definitely good all the time!!

enjoy the weekend!

betty

Linda Reeder said...

Well, you have had quite a week. So many successes to celebrate! Congratulations!

Blessings a.k.a Deana Evenburg-Sharp said...

Congrats on such a successful week!
~~HUGS~~

Fuzzy Tales said...

Hurrah! It's been a week filled with "happys" (as I call them) for you. :-)

Jeanie said...

A big high-five to you for all these positive things from your week. I love that the kindergarteners wrote their own book after hearing you talk about yours.

Munir said...

Congratulations and best wishes on your new post. God is good indeed.
Do you go long distances to meet people as an author?
Angel sure knows how to pose!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

So happy that your book is on Amazon, wow...nice to have rainy days of relaxing

Arkansas Patti said...

Congrats on your new position. You certainly have had a great 5.
Angel Kitty is really paying attention to your project.

M said...

Sounds like a wonderful week to me....except I could do without the rain :)

I am happy for your new position- I still have no idea what or where I will teach next year...only that I have a job due to seniority.

Have a great weekend!

Daisy said...

Sounds like you had a great week, Tracy. I hope your weekend is just as wonderful. :-)

D.J. Kirkby said...

I love that you are helping children to write books and that you work with special needs children! Both those things are very special to me...

Retired English Teacher said...

This sounds like a very great week to me. Congrats on publishing a book, and congrats on your school transfer.

Mamma has spoken said...

Life is good when you take the time to be thankful for it and the people and events in it. Glad you had a great week.

In Love With Sunflower said...

Congratulations to all five! I am blessed to be your follower and witness all these! God bless you continuously, Ms Tracy :)

Julie said...

What an amazing week you had! Congratulations on your fantastic book now becoming an e-reader too, that's awesome!! And, I'm sure the kids enjoyed your presentation at the school. Congratulations to Nicholas on his concert, and I love your scrapbooking assistant. :D

I hope your upcoming week is just as lovely. :)

Beth Zimmerman said...

My cat is even more helpful ... He lies down on my hands as they are poised over the keyboard!

Lynda R Young said...

There's nothing better than settling in with a good book on a rainy day

Just Be Real said...

Sounds lovely Tracy. Blessings.

LTM said...

Hey! Lots of congrats to go around here! On the book, on the new job, on your son! Sounds like a fantastic week! Yay for you~ :o) <3

Annmarie Pipa said...

good for you!!! what an eventful week!!

Madi and Mom said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAY for your new school assignment. good things come to those who wait.....as patiently as you did.

I love your facts of five and tell Nicholas I'm a big fan of the clarinet and the Soprano Sax...Kenny G is the man!!

Hugs and see you soon,
C

Theresa Milstein said...

Good luck in your new position. And thanks for sharing these photos.

mare ball said...

Congrats on the job transfer! Lovely to see youngsters playing instruments. And help from the kitty. She looks like a detail person. :-) What a wonderful week!

Patricia Stoltey said...

I love how kitty cats can be so helpful with our projects. Mine is training me to type with one hand while she uses my left hand for a pillow and takes a nap on my lap.

"Life Through the Eyes of a Hurricane: Doggie Dog" sounds like a wonderful book. You're having quite an adventure, aren't you?

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