How cool was it to find a Great Horned Owl in my very own Backyard! My class has been studying owls and we are reading Poppy by Avi!! Today we had a fun lesson on our opinion about owls and Mr. Ocax's motive!!
So my book club is the BEST! We always have the most fun and creative times together!! In October we read the book WILD which was an Oprah 2.0 Book club book! It was actually such a great read, I have no idea how Cheryl took that hike and she is my hero! We spent a foggy morning hiking in Las Trampas after coffee and discussing this book!!
In November, we read 12:21....END OF THE WORLD! I didn't get a chance to read it which really bummed me out and I was actually under a ton of stress as we were hooking up the evening of our last day of school before Turkey break....I had to drive my daughter to dance and everything so I decided I couldn't go! Sure enough....see pic below....my gals came over with an end of the world drink for me and kidnapped me! It was such an awesome and funny night....I am so lucky to have these women in my life! Sorry about the cake pic...upside down!
In December it has been our tradition to do a cookie exchange ever since we read the Cookie Book Club book a couple years back. Now....we have never been able to agree upon a good holiday read so we all pick our own and then wrap them up in a thematic wrap to exchange as well. I made the yummy cookies below with the peppermint kisses....found on pinterest of course! The table shows all the other fancy cookies these ladies wrapped up!! I read The Christmas Wedding....kindof cheesy but a quick read!! Next month....actually we meet this Friday....we are reading The Book Thief.....guess I better quick blogging about it and get to reading! We have planned out our next several books for the year: The Great Gatsby, Gone Girl, Language of Flowers, and a Shakespeare play....I have a ton of books on my 2BRead pile.....and I am looking forward to new books coming in the next few months by my favorites: Sophie Kinsella, Jen Lancaster, Jane Green, and Jodi Picoult just to name a few!!
I currently teach third grade part time at the school where my two of my children attend First and 4th grade. Aside from my classroom and my family I am juggling running, working as an Associate Director at Stella and Dot, keeping up with my scrapbooks & Family blog, trying new meals/crafts on pinterest, and reading all the books I have on my hold list at the local library. I hope you enjoy following me on this busy journey.....most of all I hope I can share something that is helpful to you!