Friday, January 16, 2009

Haiku Friday

been away so long
so busy, so sorry
but here i am now

only three more days
of the current president
bring on a change. hope.

i am "off" tonight
staying in a hotel room
wow, it is dreamy

will hear ellin keene
she is so inspiring
so knowledgeable

So yeah...I've not been around lately...let me tell you my life has been rocky. between the rollercoaster of emotions shorty mcscreaming, "you're the stupidest mom on earth" and the never ending energy of my first graders, I've not had the energy to post.

Today though, I'm headed to a conference. I'm very excited. I enjoy hearing Ellin Keene's amazing words on literacy and thinking. If you've never heard of her, look her up. She's written Mosaic of Thought and To Understand. The latter is simply amazing, at least in my opinion. I though Mosaic was amazing too when I first read it. It has changed a lot about how I think about how kids learn to read and what is really important.

So there you have it. Have a wonderful Friday! I know I will!!!


Cathy said...

that's great!! Enjoy your down time.

maggie said...

Sounds like a well deserved break - enjoy!

Tumblewords: said...

This is a good time for a break - enjoy, enjoy!!

iamjaytee said...

Janelle, you have a good little break. You deserve it. You are not the stupidest mom on Earth. (Speaking from almost 3 yrs experience working on dcfs cases)I promise! I hope she got in BIG trouble for that one! That is the "s" word here! {{JANELLE}}

edbteach said...

First of all - enjoy your break.

Second of all - I would love to hear her speak. Let us know what she had to say ok?