Let me just start by saying that these past couple days were eXtreme! And by eXtreme I mean awesome, extraordinary, superb, brilliant, amazing, wonderful, fantastic, outrageous, glorious (I think you get the point…)! What is the cause of all this excitement, you ask? Well… for the past three days I was at the 45th annual CCIRA Conference on Literacy – a reading teacher’s paradise!
This was the 2nd CCIRA Conference that I’ve been able to attend and both times it has changed my life! Yes, you read that correctly (even though I might seem a little teensy bit dramatic) – it really has changed my life… or at least the way I teach literacy! J I listened to so many phenomenal speakers and met some absolutely wonderful people at each of the sessions I attended… teachers really are the nicest, most dedicated, caring, and kind people I know! To any teachers (past, present, or future) reading this right now – thank you! Thank you for your dedication and commitment to excellence, your passion and creativity that help create a world of wonder and opportunity, and your ability to make a difference and inspire the hearts and minds of others. The world needs more people like you! J
Plus I met this nice woman and told her my sad story of how my really nice Dibels timer went MIA and she gave me this Fluency timer for free (normally $12)! Love it!!!!
And look what arrived in the mail this past week!
I’m going to have a lot of reading to do over the next couple weeks! J
In other news, Colorado’s weather has been pretty eXtreme this past week. We got over 18 inches of snow in 2 days!!!! And yes, you did read that last sentence correctly! It is Colorado after all… sNOw big deal (sorry, I couldn’t resist)!
Here’s a picture of my car that I took Friday evening. It went on to snow a couple more inches after that, taking over an hour and a half to scrape and shovel my car out of its parking space today! These are the times that I really wish I had a garage!