It happened. Wednesday night was the night. A couple of weeks ago my sent me this e-mail - 'Novel Book Exchange' - yippee, I sarcastically thought. In fairness to my mom, she was right. I like books (Obviously, I used to work in publishing as we all know). But, come on, people - we're down to the very end of school here. These weeks run me ragged - we're talking field days, ironing on t-shirts for 100s of kids, Kindergarten registration until 6 at night. Spring Fever if you will. Plus, I live in Atlanta. It's 90 degrees on May 1st. The heat is enough to kill ya. I'm beat. But then I kept reading...with Ron Clark. Done. Sold. I mean, the event was at a high school that I had grown up near. I was in. Do you know how long I had wanted to hear this man speak, let alone see him in person?!
Let me tell you, it was everything it was cracked up to be. He is so animated when he speaks, so inspiring, and so funny. I laughed from the moment he began until he ended a little over an hour later. Oh, and then I made my beeline to be number 4 in line to get him to sign my books. Plus, my mom was there to take my picture with him. I was on cloud nine!
I got home late that night, fortunately my reprieve was that I did not have to be at school until 10 a.m. since I was going to be working Kindergarten registration until at 6 p.m. I woke up Thursday morning to an email letting me know I had been nominated for the Thank a Teacher contest sponsored by Promethean and The Ron Clark Academy.
Here is the link:
I need YOUR help. Please vote by "liking" MY picture, not the album itself, and making a comment. Voting ends May 7th at 12 a.m. This honor means so much and your support means even more. Thanks so very much.