I am busy. Can you tell from the post title? Putting together a reading conference and working full time as a teacher makes me a little crazy, right? The conference is driving me crazy. The number of participants is way down from previous years and I am having to cut items to save money. The last count has only 127 registered. That is impossibly low. Last year we had over 300. Did that many people feel that meeting at a casino was a vital part of the conference? I hope not. If so, I am very disappointed in the professional quality of my peers.
The conference program book is coming along but I will need help with the layout. Hopefully, hubs will help since that is his daily work. Soon I will finish the preparations and just have to sit back and let things happen as they will. Very hard for a control freak like me.
My book escape has been and continues to be the Stephanie Plum Mysteries. I try to save reading the books as a reward for getting something done on the conference.
My quilt escape actually is two quilts. I started a chevron quilt for a niece and then had a brainstorm to give the conference keynote speaker a quilt. So I will be working on quilts during Thanksgiving break. That should keep my mind off things I can't control.
Breakfast is ready so I will sign off.
I've just got to share the good stuff I read.
I love to read. I read every chance I get. If I read something really good, I want to share it with my friends and co-workers. I make copies of magazine articles, read aloud to my students, tell others about good books I'm reading, and keep a book with me at all times.
I love teaching and learning new things. I need a place to share some of the lessons and what my students and I learn. Since my teaching situation is different from everyone else's in my school, I would like to tell all of you in the blog-o-sphere about these great lessons.
Feel free to share what you are reading, teaching and learning with us in the comments.