The past weeks have been a precarious balance… getting my first grade classroom ready for the new school year while completing the design phase of Brat Cat!
I’ve been working on making my classroom more “zen” this year. I created a reading nook for my students which includes padded seats, pillows, and stuffed animals. They have many book baskets to choose from, including levels, authors, and genres. They also have the opportunity to visit big books and books on tape! One of my favorite things is watching and listening to my students read new books, as well as those favorites that never get old!
In the meantime, I’ve also been very busy putting finishing touches on my new book Brat Cat! While working, the inspirations behind the book, Chewie and Petunia, keep me company. It’s never a boring day when they’re around!
Brat Cat will be sent to the printers very soon – I can’t wait to share it with everyone!
Happy almost-autumn everyone!