Sunday, April 22, 2012

Star Struck

Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a great weekend! I am just sitting here avoiding writing sub plans for Tuesday-Friday. I'll be out of the building because I have to represent our school at a professional development at another CPS school. Normally, I would be furious that I have to miss 4 days of school because sub plans are such a pain - I know you know what I'm talking about! But, even though I'm not thrilled about being away from my kids for 4 days, I am so excited about this professional development! This week, I get to work with....Drum Roll Please......Smokey Daniels and Stephanie Harvey!!!!!!!! I cannot tell you how excited I am for this opportunity! There are about 20-30 teachers who will get to have this opportunity and from what I know half of us will be spending time in small groups with Stephanie Harvey and the other half with Smokey Daniels. If you haven't read Strategies That Work by Stephanie Harvey, I highly recommend it for some summer reading! We are also required to read Mini Lessons for Literature Circles by Smokey Daniels. I've gotten through part of it, and it's super helpful, practical, and a quick read! During this "institute" we will be watching teachers teach lessons from the Strategies book and then I think debriefing with the experts. I. Can. Not. Wait.

I will be back later this week or next weekend to report back on the experience! I have a feeling I'm going to be learning a lot! Do you think it's lame if I have them sign my books? :)


Mrs. Anderson said...

LUCKY!!! You'll have to share here on your blog when you get back!!

Tammy said...

What a great opportunity. Looking forward to hearing about it.
❀ Tammy
Forever in First

Unknown said...

Not lame at all. I love Strategies that Work. Such great ideas. Can't wait to hear how it goes.

Swimming into Second

Lisa at Fourth and Ten said...

What a great opportunity! I hope you have a great time and look forward to your recap post!

Stories From Second

The Colorful Apple said...

Wow that's awesome! Can't wait to hear about what you learn!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

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