Listening to & watching the Rose Parade. It's always especially fun to watch here in Southern California because my Girl Scout troop works on Fiesta Floats each year. This year we cleaned hundreds of floral vials (yep, one by one with a pipe cleaner wrapped around a skewer) and shredded boxes and boxes of coconut by hand. The coconut was used for the beautiful swans on the Northwestern Mutual float.
Thinking I need to write my thank-you notes and get my daughters to finish their thank you's before Winter Break is over!
Wanting my daughter to be home longer!! We're loving having my oldest home from college, but she leaves soon for an exciting semester abroad in Vienna, Austria. I've loved seeing her friends stop by and catching up with everyone.
Needing to start thinking about school!! I had big plans for going into my classroom during break. . . hmmm. . . that hasn't happened yet. But I did start reading Reading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst. Just like their first book, Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading, it's fantastic!! I'm definitely getting excited about using it with my students.
One little word: Joy! I can't wait to see what 2016 holds! Happy New Year, everyone!
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