I had a good two weeks for reading. This second week has been rainy each day, so the weather was perfect for snuggling in and reading up a storm. (I guess that’s why the rain gauge had 5 inches in it.)

Book selected for the Third Tuesday Book Club at the Alvin Library for May. We met face to face for the first time in over a year. It was so good to see everyone.
Part of my Madeline L’Engle project
I had this on my Kindle for some time. I finally got around to reading it.
A tiny book which was a delightful collection of essays about the various things that make up a home
My favorite kid-read so far this year
I am using this to find an inspirational thought to begin each day.

The grades are posted; the semester has ended, and I spent most of my time this past week writing my summer school course. As usual, I have changed the course entirely (as I end up doing every semester), which is a good thing because it keeps the course fresh to me, and also to my students. Summer school begins June 6th, so I had better get a hurry on finishing my online asynchronous (where students can work at their own pace) Advanced Writing Class. I am having a dear friend over for coffee this coming week, and visiting with two former students as well. It promises to be a busy week.

Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

2 thoughts on “SUNDAY SUMMARY”

  1. I really want to read Barefoot Dreams. I hope to read it this week. It looks like you had a very good week. How wonderful to have been able to meet face to face with your bookclub. I saw the picture over at Deb Nance’s blog.


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