*This week it is all about the "little" wonders and "BIG" wonders in my reading life.
*I love when I have a week full of wonders which bring me so much happiness.
*Here are some of those great wonders...
Donalyn Miller Workshop
*I have been looking forward to this workshop for many weeks now.
*I've attended several workshops here in the Twin Cities presented by Donalyn Miller.
*The workshops are always incredible and I come away so much smarter.
*This Friday Donalyn will be conducting a "Nonfiction Workshop".
*It is the first time the subject matter will be nonfiction instead of mostly fiction.
*I can't wait for Friday, visiting with Donalyn again, and learning more than ever.
*I have been trying to get ahold of this novel for quite some time now.
*The novel first came to my attention many months ago via Twitter.
*There was no luck finding it at the local bookshops.
*After awhile I put this title on the back burner.
*I kept thinking about the title and wanting to add it to my collection.
*There was an online book coupon and I used it to purchase this title.
*The best news was there was free shipping and the cost of the actual book was very low.
*The book arrived today (Tuesday) and put a great big smile on my face.
*I can't wait to read it!
Mr. Andrus vs. Fire Breathing Dragon
*During a vocabulary lesson we were talking about the word "incorrigible."
*I gave several examples with the word in a sentence.
*One of them was "Mr. Andrus was incorrigible when someone suggested he not like reading."
*As soon as I stated this, one of my students said out loud...
"That is like a dragon without any fire!"
*I laughed as did the class, and we all said that was a wonderful comparison.
*It pleases me that my students know me as a reader and that I'm in the process of sharing this passion with all of my readers in my three language arts classes.
*This is certainly a little wonder in my week, but made me quite happy.