This morning I stopped at my campus to help out any teachers who might need that last minute word of encouragement to get ready for Monday. The campus was buzzing with teachers who were getting ready. Teachers who, until a few days ago were not able to get into their classrooms.
Do you think they’ll like the room? Do I have enough books in my library? Should I change the lighting?
My heart was warmed. Today is Saturday. Nobody was disgruntled, they were thinking about the students. Their students! They were hoping to make the perfect first impression!
This is why I love being an educator!
Love your children – show them they matter! After that, the rest is easy!
This year I am taking part in the 26th Bout of Books! I’m so excited and I can’t believe how long I’ve been doing this! If you would like to join me details are below. I like the timing of this BoutofBooks because it happens at the time of year when taking care of myself is at an all time low. This way I dedicate time daily to read and have the reflective time I need when the school year starts! Join me – it is fun and you get to read great books along the way!
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 26 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.