When I was teaching, I would always tell the kids to make sure you are writing to your audience. I am hoping that my audience will grow into a very eclectic group, as I tend to be a little eclectic myself! I would also have a different theme everyday in class to start off with, a warm-up if you will. I believe this happened more when I was teaching elementary school, as it was hard enough to fit in what needed to be taught in a 50 minute class while teaching middle school. So, I thought I would bring those two ideas to my blog. I will continue to share and review books, but I am a slow reader and, unfortunately, don't have nearly as much time to read as I would like to...if anyone would like to pay me to stay home and read all day I am certainly game! In between book reviews will come information that I hope you will enjoy. Since the whole blog thing is new to me, you will see that the look of the blog is constantly changing as I figure out what the heck I am doing and my ideas may change as I evolve as well.
Here is the plan so far:
Monday--I will run down the list of giveaways I will be doing and list any important/fun things going on around the area...author signings, festivals, etc. I will also share motivating phrases, statements, whatever comes along...everyone needs a little pick-me-up on Mondays!
Tuesday--I will deem this day Teaching tips for teachers and parents. Fun tips that I used through the years that may help with homework, getting your students/children motivated in school. I will also share information regarding tips on staying focused, staying on task, study skills tips, whatever I find has helped through the years.
Wednesday--Website Wednesdays!!! I come across new websites everyday that I would love to share...here is my chance. I will share book sites, giveaways on other sites, other blogs of interest, etc.
Thursday--This day will be "What in the World Was going on during this week" in history. Tying in my love of history here. :)
Friday-Sunday---We will deem free for all!
Ok, I have now written my lesson plan....now for the follow-thru!