This year is a BIG year for us, we launched writers workshop K-5 and I am thrilled! As I visit classrooms I can see the changes in children as writers and teachers as teachers of writing. This initiative is close to my heart and one I have waited a long time to implement.
I was excited last year when I became the principal of a K-8 school and I was immediately approached by a first grade teacher, who looked like a student herself, asking to schedule a meeting with me to discuss balance literacy. Well, little did she know that literacy was a passion of mine. That seed grew from some professional development for interested K-3 teachers on a Saturday morning, to fourth and 5th grade teachers wanting to join in, to a K-5 commitment to implement writers workshop. While we are not yet where we want to be we are a whole lot further than we were!
So, I celebrate, celebrate, celebrate! The planning, the launch, the writing, the publishing, and the celebration!