I am in the throes of fixing categories, tags, pages, portfolio and general disorganization on this site. One can only be “under construction” for so long, right?
I have a short break before I go out to do lunch duty for our 44 students going into grades 4-6 at our new program, Writing Workshop. I am so happy to direct it, since I was unsure back in February if it would fly, adding it into the other two student writing programs for summer.
But families signed up and three awesome teachers are work-shopping the three groups every day this week. We’ve got writing literary analysis, realistic fiction, and creative nonfiction going. Woo hoo.
I have mused on the fact that I have not done anything toward getting ready for the regular school year to start. I’m mostly thinking of my road trip Monday to Ashland, where I get to spend a few days at my sister’s and pick up my mom.
There will be blackberries in the irrigation ditches alongside the country roads. It will be good to have some laughs and tea on the porch after supper with my sis and brother-in-law.
Then, school will start. I have spent my summer wrapped up in directing programs for San Jose Area Writing Project. Promoting writing and the teaching of writing is a satisfying thing to do if one must hold down a job over summer.