Today was the Oregon Reading Association's Winter Institute. Katie Wood Ray was the featured speaker and she is so fabulous. I have been to one of her presentations before, but every time, it is the writing refreshment I need. What she is able to pull out of a students writer is so inspiring. If you have not read About the Authors, you are missing an incredible teaching book. It should be in everyone's teacher library. While at the conference I won a door prize (apparently I am having a winning week....maybe need a lottery ticket.) So I know have Katie's newest book In Pictures and in Words and am looking forward to digging into a new text.
While I was gone my students did some predicting of where I was....so funny!
"I think Miss Foote was spending the night at the zoo." The rest of the page goes on to list all the animals I would feed.
"Miss Foote is at New York and Mexico and Disneyland and a math meeting."
"I think Miss Foote went to the pet store, the dentist, and the doctory." (Thank goodness that is NOT how I spent the day!)
"I think Miss Foote is playing golf on her Wii."
"I think Miss Foote went to a Dodger game." (If only it were baseball season, and I could easily hop over to LA....)
"I think Miss Foote is getting us presents, like ice cream."
"I think Miss Foote is at a meeting, because she is always at meetings."
"I think Miss Foote is at a meeting, sitting at a table. Just sitting and sitting and talking and talking at a big round table."
|Mrs. Sadar, Mrs. Koch, Miss Foote, and Miss Cusick|
|sorry it's sideways.....it has a mind of its own|