Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for providing space to share our slices every week.
cheering aloud for winners
as I drive
Monday the Caldecott and Newbery Awards were announced at the ALA Mid-Winter Conference in Denver, CO. I had the pleasure of listening to the announcements of all the awards on my commute to work. It made me smile. Books I had read, authors I know, and one of the CYBILS Poetry finalists were mentioned in the various awards.
It made me think of my OLW for the year: SEEK. I am seeking interests that will be of interest to me after I retire. Yesterday’s announcement made me wonder how I will be able to stay current in Children and YA literature. Which organization will be the best to join? ALA? AASL? NCTE?
I’ve decided that I want to clear my calendar of commitments and focus on writing, art, and photography. I need to stay connected, however with literacy. How do I accomplish this goal?
Over the past weeks, I have been opting-out of emails I no longer want to receive. After the 2016 election, I subscribed to a lot of political ones and now I want to simplify. There’s a sense of opportunity that comes with de-cluttering. There’s a sense of wonder about all the possibilities I seek.
I think it’s fitting that Monday was the 100th day of school. Eighty days until graduation. And yet so many miles to go