Marvelous March & More!

Happy March everyone!  Thank you for popping in for a visit as I link up with Anne from Anne in Residence          for:


After returning from our weekend in Tarrytown, NY, I realized I needed to fix the state of my closet (one of my least favorite jobs).  Luckily for the state of my closet, I was under the weather during February school vacation week so I tidied it up a little bit every day.  Check out the finished product:

Hearing you hear that the newly renovated Mayflower II is coming to Boston in May?  Here's the best part ~ I have a ticket to go onboard the ship!  This event happening from May 14th to the 19th, includes presentations by educators from Plymouth Plantation as well as plenty of fun activities!


Right now I'm reading The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates.  In this book, Hiram ~ the main character and a slave ~ meets and eventually works with Harriet Tubman, a.k.a. Moses.  It is a very fascinating book that is full of adventure and sadness.  You can read more details by clicking on the book cover.


I am happy to share that I am just about fully recovered from my recent bout with the cough virus.  It seems like a lot of my students had it before February vacation, and then I got it during vacation week.  The good part is that it forced me to rest and relax ~ which is something that doesn't come naturally to me.


For this WIN (What I Need/Intervention) Block, I am teaching a small group about writing summaries for non-fiction.  On the first day, we took a "field trip" to the school library and borrowed some encyclopedias.  The students had never heard or handled books like this!

Growing up, I always wished my family had a set of encyclopedias so I didn't have to go to the library or a neighbor's house.  Now encyclopedias have gone the way of the dinosaur, but it's still useful and helpful to know about their existence.  We used the encyclopedias every day last week, and all the kids said it was their favorite part of WIN Block.  Consequently, I'm recommending introducing your children/students to encyclopedias as well as browsing through them next time you go to the library.

As always, I'm so happy that you visited my blog!  Have a marvelous March!  Make sure to visit the Anne in Residence Blog to check out more bloggers' Currently March stories!


  1. Enjoy the Mayflower II!!! Lucky you! Boston was my home in my 20s....your post makes me ache for it just a little bit. I think I'll put Water Dancer on my TBR list. I've been hesitant for some reason, but I think there's enough pull now. Glad you're on the mend!

    1. I do love Massachusetts! These days I feel so lucky to live here. Thanks for the well wishes ~ I'm always hoping to stay healthy!

  2. How fun you get to go on the Mayflower II. And I'm glad you're feeling better!!


  3. So many viruses and bugs going around town here - got a kid home today, in fact. Glad you at least had the bright side of being able to let yourself rest and relax a bit. And I actually LOVE closet cleaning - am I weird?! ;-)

    1. That's too bad that your son is sick! There is so much going around right now! I think it's great that you love to clean and organize! My goal is to be more consistent so things don't go awry to begin with.

  4. The Mayflower excursion sounds like so much fun! I hope you have a blast!!


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