Every week, Ruth Ayres over at Discover. Play. Build. invites people to share celebrations from their week. Please visit and consider linking up your own celebration.
1. My Nerdy Book Club Post
My first Nerdy Book Club post was published on September 10, 2012. I had just recently started reading the blog and loved the feeling of community I felt as I read it and all of the things I was learning from it. I tentatively submitted and idea on a whim. I remember being completely shocked that anyone was even remotely interested in anything I had to say.
This past Friday I was the guest blogger on Nerdy Book Club for the fifth time. Click here if you are interested in seeing any of the posts.
My topic was finding "The book" that hooks a child and brings them into the world of reading. In it, I share a wonderful experience my daughter and I had as we read Lynda Mullaly Hunts' amazing novel, One for the Murphys. I was overwhelmed by the tweets, comments and emails I received about this post. So many parents have had or are having the same struggles with their own children. It was heartening and saddening to know that there are so many parents feeling defeated because, despite their best efforts, their child just doesn't like to read.....yet.
I spent the day just feeling all warm and fuzzy from the genuine kindness of my nerdy community. Thank you my friends.
For those of you who have thought about writing up a post, I would strongly encourage you to do so. You have a story to tell and we want to read it!
2. nErDcamp Northern New England is only two weeks away!
I feel so fortunate to have been on this planning committee. After hearing about nErDcamp Battle Creek last summer and turning green with envy when we couldn't attend, a small group of Mainers, led by the amazingly nerdy Susan Dee, decided that we wanted to join in the nerdiness close to home. The first nErDcamp was spearheaded by Colby Sharp and we are excited to follow suit by providing a day of free literacy professional development for New England educators. Please visit our website for more info if you are interested.
3. Time to be Nerdy
This vacation has been nice and long. With two additional days off due to snow, I have had lots of time for family and for nerdiness! I have been able to read blogs, go on Twitter, participate in #titletalk, write blog posts and read. It has been wonderful.
Hoping you have much to celebrate this week!