Fourth Grade Journey

A Fourth Grade Teacher's Journey Through the World of Books

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Summer 2017 Blog Break

Some Time Off...

*On Wednesday, July 18, 2012 I began my venture into the world of "blogging".

*The last "almost" five years have been incredible and full of growth, learning, and fantastic connections.

*As I scroll through the "ReadWonder" blog, I'm amazed at how this personal reading "journey" has evolved, grown, and enriched both my personal and professional life.

*This past week I posted my 190th weekly "features" and that kind of blows my mind.  Over the last five years I have taken a few "breaks" from the blog.  These usually happened during winter vacation and/or a summer vacation that I took with the family.

*I've decided to take the summer off from the daily/weekly features of the blog.  I will still post the books I've read and special events I will be attending over the summer related to my professional development.

*I will be back with all new daily and weekly posts in the fall of 2017.  These posts will include: Music Monday, Treat Tuesday, Wonder Wednesday, Picture Wednesday, Trailer Thursday, Life Lesson Thursday, and Friend Friday.

*The reasons I"m taking this break?  Let's see if I can put it into a TOP TEN list...

1.  I've been blogging for almost five years now.  

2.  I've blogged 190 daily features.

3.  I was getting to a point where it was becoming "work" instead of "fun."

4.  I want to step back, take some time, and rethink ways to put some new energy into ReadWonder.

5.  I want the month of June to read, read, read! (and relax)

6.  I want the month of July to read, read, read!  (and relax)

7.  I want the month of August to read, read, read!  (and relax)

8.  Without a current group of students over the summer, the posts aren't as real, personal, and/or helpful to other readers, teachers, and others that follow the blog.

9.  I don't want the features on this blog to become stale, repetitive, or god forbid "boring".

10.  Hey, it's summer and I want to be foot loose, fancy-free, with no "have to's" on my sunny, warm, carefree, and book filled days!  


  1. I'm so happy to have found your blog! I'll be following you on Goodreads, too. Happy reading this summer.