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On Sunday night, it was nice and cool...the windows were open, and I thought I was hearing the "whooosh" of a hot air balloon (which was a strange sound to be hearing).  Sure enough, one was trying to get over the trees in our neighborhood, and made an emergency landing three houses down!

I started Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.  It is an amazing story.  I try and put myself in the main character's shoes and can't even imagine how I could endure what he endured as a POW during World War II.  It is not an easy read emotionally, but I can't put it down, and I really want there to be a happy ending!

I started working in the Book Room this week.  I was VERY nervous because I was going from 70 shelves to 43!  However, some of the shelves are 1.5 times longer, and some are twice as deep!  I put the Mondo books on the shelves in order.  That was a huge accomplishment.  After that, I just wanted to make sure all the other books would fit.  THEY ALL FIT!!!  I haven't used any of the new labels I made or marked the shelves.   Here is a picture of some of the Mondo books, after they were put away (there are still 2 more shelves of Mondo books).



I've been working on a new product for beginning sounds.  I finished it this week!  The cover is in my favorite color, and the apples & background paper are from Ashley Hughes.

Earlier this week, I posted about getting a new vacation purse. I also HAD to buy new running shoes.  You are supposed to get new running shoes at about 400-600 miles.  I had been wearing the same pair for 1.5 years, and I figured they had at least 900 miles on them.  My right foot had been hurting for about a month (not bad enough to make me stop, but it hurt the entire time I ran).  I bought new shoes on Monday night and they did the trick! PAIN FREE RUNNING!!!!

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  1. I'm not sure I have the guts to go up in one of those balloons that sometimes have to make "emergency landings"! They sure are pretty though...
    Susanna
    Whimsy Workshop 

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  2. Beautiful pictures of the hot air balloon! I am glad you posted pictures of your book room. I like to see how others do their room too. I am also reading Unbroken!! I agree it is such a great book. You are ahead of me in it. :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. You'll have to let me know what you think of it when you are done!!!

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  3. So you're a reader, runner, and teacher? So am I! :)

    LOVE the name of your blog!

    I would love to follow you-could you add an email subscription button? Pretty please??

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

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    1. I will figure out how to do this :)

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  4. No surprise the shoes had purple also. Love the pictures of your reading room. Keep us posted. I need to reorganize my closet of literacy centers.

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    1. I tried on so many shoes...it just so happened that the purple were the most comfortable. I had a REALLY hard time trying to decide which was more comfy...orange brooks or the new balance ones :) I went to a running store, and the girl helping me said, "Don't let money or style determine the shoe you buy." I wanted to ask her if she was paying ;)

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  5. Thanks for the reminder...my sneakers are in need of replacing! Shoe shopping, twist my arm, right?

    I can't believe about that hot air balloon!

    Nicolette
    The Classroom Creative

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  6. Aren't new running shoes the best! It takes a lot to get me to turn in my old favorites and spend big bucks to get the right kind for my foot . Happy running! Your new unit looks great!

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