I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Right Book, Right Time

I feel that it is so fitting that I was packing to go to ILA's annual reading conference when I came across the following (excerpt from a) blog entry from one of my 6th graders on his summer reading -->

He did it! He found a book that he actually enjoyed. (In case you're wondering what book it is, it's called The Crossover.) And, while the process to fine-tune our summer reading list took quite a bit of effort and the book recommendations I wrote for each student took quite a bit of time, it paid off for at least one student (and likely others who either haven't blogged yet or who won't admit it).

I just can't stop smiling - as a teacher, this makes me so happy! Getting the right books to kids is truly something magical...

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