I decided that I would do a weekly recap, and link up with The Sunday Post, which is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer, that was inspired in part by In My Mailbox. It’s a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
last week on the blog
this week on the blog
- COYER Going Back to Basics Sign Up!
- Book Review: NOS4R2 by Joe Hill
- Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015
- Book Blitz & Giveaway: Impossible End (The Unchecked Series) by Sybil Bartel
- Book Review: The Last of the Firedrakes (The Chronicles of Avalonia) by Farah Oomerbhoy
around the blogosphere
- Kimberly @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer advises bloggers to “Add a Search Box to Your Website.”
life outside the ‘net
Thanksgiving break was really wonderful, but this week it was back to work for the first of my three weeks before I get off for winter break. Things were pretty busy as my students were finally able to get on the computer to work on improving their reading comprehension levels. They’re really excited. I have two old laptops that I let students use, and with the desktops in my room I have an actual mini computer lab. This is really great, because I have a lot of students far below grade-level in reading comprehension, and one who reads at a kindergarten level. Now I can let them on the computer for more than the two days a week we’re scheduled. Aside from giving my students access to technology, my grade-level and I had to plan for the upcoming assessments.
At home I was struggling. It’s been hard going to school two nights a week. When I worked on my Master’s, I took classes online, and it was great. Sitting in a classroom two nights a week after working all day in one is difficult. I enjoy my Japanese class, but going is taking a toll on me. From now on I think I’m going back to online classes only. With that said, I only made it to my Japanese class once, because I ended up with either food poisoning or some kind of stomach bug. I’m still not in tip-top shape.
On Friday night, it was my family’s annual Christmas party. I have a large family, so we get together the first Friday of December to have a large party, since everyone brakes up into smaller groups for Christmas day celebrations. It’s always nice when I can get together to see my cousins, aunts, and uncles. We’re pretty close, so everyone sees each other, and talks on the phone throughout the year, but it’s difficult to get together en masse. So the party is pretty special. We ate tamales, burritos, and other things yummy, while the committee raffled off prizes, and handled the gift exchange. On a sad note, those we’ve lost this past year or two were sorely missed. My uncle Harry normally leads us in singing Christmas carols, but he passed away this past spring. Still, it was a very good time.