On Saturday I write about a couple of things that have made me smile this past week.
1) The Noel Wien Public Library in Fairbanks
I found two new books from authors I love! Plus some older books I've thoroughly enjoyed. While my girls are in Girl Scouts I get two quiet hours to go pick out as many books as I can carry. I read so many this last two weeks. In particular I love Tanya Huff's The Silvered, and Mercedes Lackey's Home from the Sea.
But the library itself is a joy and delight. There is a huge area just for kids, and computers, and rooms to check out for groups and they have trees growing in the foyer. Real trees! Which I think is really cool.
2) Girls Scouts
My girls simply adore their troop, and have been delighted at being able to participate. I don't know if they will next year, but this year has been so fun for them. Deborah is a Girl Scout Junior, and Abigail is a Brownie. They play together and learn how to get along with other kids. They learn about the world around them and are earning badges. Pretty cool.
3) I got to go back to tutoring this week.
We assess all of the kids in the school three times a year. It's this crazy marathon of listening to every kid read for about 3 minutes. It's exhausting and stressful. Boring, because you hear the same stories over and over; but high tension, because you want to get it just right for every kid. It takes about a week, and we finished on the 14th, so I got to go back to working with students. Which I prefer. I know that checking on students progress helps them, but it is not fun for anybody.