Good Sunday to you! The last week was spent cleaning and reorganising the classroom and meeting with colleagues. Long days making the environment look beautiful and filled with interesting discussions about the coming year. Bits of time helping out in the library. Talking to children and parents as they visit the classroom and pick out their cubbies.
I have been evaluating my reading. I am so glad I made the decision to severely limit my challenges this year. It allowed for spontaneity and freedom in reading, no pressure and no quilt. Lovely. It also freed me up to jump into read-alongs and seasonal events like Once Upon A Time, Hop-along Read-along, Orange July and the R.I.P. VI Challenge , which just started and run through October 31st. And, thanks to C.B. James and the TBR Dare, I continued to read my own books throughout the year.
As for my reading, I gave up on one book this week, just couldn’t stay focused on it, finished a mystery called Breathing Out the Ghost, went back to reading War and Peace and started a book, Follow Me Down, from Red Lemonade. More about this book and Red Lemonade in a later post. I’ve also been reading books about dogs, taking in the loss of Kit and remembering there are many, many dogs (and cats) out there that need loving homes.
May just stay home and read today, or may go visit a friend who has blackberry bushes running down her alleyway. The sun is out, the berries are ripe. Yum. Have a wonderful week.