Here's what happened last week:
August 27: Its Monday! post
August 31: Using Pinterest in School: My "Back to School" board
I'm still listening to Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince on audio. I was worried last week that I'd get to "that part" aka "when Dumbledore dies" (spoiler, sorry) while I was driving to work and I'd get really emotional. But, I was able to listen to "that part" on my way home and to be honest, I didn't get emotional. I think that I could distance myself from that part and not listen as closely, but you can't really do that when reading "that part" or watching "that part" on the movie.
I'm not a Starbucks junkie, in fact, I've been "off" caffeine for almost 8 weeks. I found that it wasn't affecting me (I was actually falling asleep while drinking soda/coffee/sweet tea from McDonalds while on our trip), and I just thought that I don't need this or the empty sugar calories anymore. But I digress.... Aaron and I stopped at Starbucks today on our way to dropping him off at work (I got a frozen hot chocolate...YUM!) At the register, you know they have those free download of the week cards. This week's free download is an ebook! And not just any ebook---Artemis Fowl!
As you can imagine, I was really excited. And apparently, you can only take one. I'm downloading it as soon as I'm done writing :)
Also, with my school starting, I thought I'd share my first couple of read alouds. My first read aloud will be
You may have seen on twitter people tweeting their #schooljoy. If you haven't, its a way to celebrate something happy or positive that happened at school that day. Too often, we focus on the negative rather than the postitive. Jen Fountain (@jennann516) started a tumblr (schooljoy.tumblr.com) as a platform to share, and I thought post my #schooljoy's on here too. You can participate just by tweeting, blogging, submitting to the tumblr, or posting on facebook your #schooljoy (make sure you use the # so others can see it!)
This week's planned posts:
September 3: This post
September 4: Happy first day of school ; #schooljoy
September 5: Deep Thoughts on Harry Potter: Book 6; #schooljoy
September 6: I'm on the Nerdy Book Club blog; #schooljoy
September 7: An oldie but a goodie: Where the Red Fern Grows; #schooljoy
What are you reading?