Friday, December 13, 2013

Happy Holidays!

There’s definitely a holiday spirit around our school this week. Take a look at some of the artwork from our halls and classrooms:

Our school librarian, Allison Brown, added to the festive spirit by producing over 300 elegant stars. They decorate our halls, classrooms and library windows, creating a holiday atmosphere. But she didn’t hang them merely to adorn our school; these stars are lighting the way to new books for our shelves.

Parents, students, and teachers alike, are snatching up the stars for a mere five dollars, and all the proceeds are going to purchase new books—like the one Alison read to our students yesterday:

Over the winter break, I plan to read some new books myself, sitting in front of a crackling fire with a cup of hot cider in hand. Our family will celebrate Christmas together and perhaps make a few more ornaments to commemorate the year. Like this one we made in honor of our trip to San Francisco to watch the Nutcracker several years back.

Or this one we created of our red Toyota on one very memorable trip into the woods to cut down a tree. (We were lucky to make it safely home.)

I’ll use some of my winter break for writing projects. If you’ve been following my blog, you may remember, I didn’t post during the summer in order to concentrate on a middle grade novel I was writing. The first draft is finished but it’s hard to fit in revisions with a full-time job and a weekly blog. And so, I’ve decided to take a break from posting until I’ve completed another draft—or two, or three. I can hardly wait to dig in! I’ll be back posting from my speech room later in the school year and fill you in on my progress.

Happy holidays! Thank you all for reading and I’ll see you in 2014.

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