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Happy holiday weekend!
 I love questions. I ask a lot of questions, and have learned over the years this can be unsettling to people. But once you know me, you know I’m not trying to intimidate, I just think in questions.
This week I’m celebrating some of the questions rolling around my brain.
  1. Beyond notebook decorating day, how do writers take ownership of their notebooks? Once we open the covers, how do the pages fill up with meaning and purpose for a whole entire classroom of unique and independent writers?
  2. How can I help teachers believe in their students?
  3. How does organizing cross country pasta dinners and running kids and cleaning and laundry and running kids some more add up to my big dream of being a writer about faith and adoption and parenting?
  4. What does it mean to be under the authority of Christ?
  5. Should I put just one color of mums in my planters or a variety of colors?
  6. How do I love more when I’m exhausted and annoyed?
  7. What does it look like when “love does” in my corner of the world?
  8. What kind of system will allow me to document my conversations and remind me to follow up with people?
  9. What kind of commitment do I want to make to social media?
  10. How can Story connect home and school lives? How can I be the fuel for starting these connections.

I’m looking forward to celebrating with you today. Happy Saturday!


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  1. So many of your questions revolve about love…those are such important questions. This post is awesome!! I believe that as we continue to search for answers, we will find many of them. Your eyes are open! 🙂

  2. Without questions there wouldn't be growth. Some questions may not get answered but they nudge us forward. Happy long weekend to you!

  3. Sounds like deep, beginning of the year reflection, thinking, and wondering. I love the idea of framing reflection as questioning. The more I know, the more questions I have!

  4. Questions run through our minds every day. It's the fuel for reflection. Your questions tell a lot about your values, home, family, teaching. Thanks for giving us all a reason to celebrate each week.

  5. Questions are powerful. They open up space. A lovely celebration post this week – with its focus on how we are all just figuring things out and learning always.

  6. Thinking in questions is so powerful and I guess part of the power is that it is unsettlingly. It requires thinking and that can be uncomfortable. I love how your questions cover the big, small and common place.

  7. Questions, I'm usually afraid of them. You're showing me how to embrace them. I love that you've mixed some less serious questions among the more serious. Maybe it's time for me to ask some questions.

  8. I like the idea of questions. My question for the week: How to start the year in library that will ignite reading?
    My favorite question was the one about what does love look like.