I've been in Powerpoint Wonderland....ha!
Starting tomorrow, I'm co-teaching this graduate class. (Not writing the name, because I don't want to be found via Google search.) It feels awesome, because I took this class in 2005, and I can't imagine that I've learned enough stuff to be considered the teacher leader. I am such a reading nerd though. I totally pre-order reading teaching books.
I've finished my Literature Circles and Building and Maintaining a Classroom Library powerpoints. I'm about 75% done with my Independent Reading powerpoint. The trick is that I've had to work at coming from different angles, as my topics are not new topics, but ones that are really important.
Tomorrow night, I'll be working on What Matters for Struggling Readers powerpoint. Then, I will work on fine tuning my demo lessons for later on in the week.
My sister got engaged on Saturday. For those who have followed the blog for some time, you know her husband passed away in February 2011 from a traumatic brain injury, after almost 4 months in a coma. I'll try to post a picture of them. He is a Navy recruiter, and seems to think she hangs the moon. Wedding plans are being made, and they are looking at around March/April next year.