This past Sunday, as I looked ahead at the upcoming week, today loomed large. Not only would my school be participating in Read Across America Day, but after the kids finished their half day, I would be conferencing with fifteen different sets of parents.
So, when April Jones Prince retweeted a tweet from @serita_nicole about a teacher in her school who had made personalized bookmarks for each student, I wondered if I could do it. Could I pull off conference notes and a set of personalized bookmarks for Thursday?
Well, thanks to some snow day magic, it happened. Today, I stood outside my classroom door and gave 23 students personalized bookmarks that had a book recommendation for them based on their one-little-word goal for the year.
And I did it in style wearing my book scarf and my book socks, gifts from last year's class.
Okay, six conferences down, ten more opportunities to spread even more reading joy.