I’m Excited! {CELEBRATE This Week: 108}

I’m glad you are here to celebrate! Share a link to your blog post below and/or use #celebratelu to share celebrations on Twitter. Check out the details here. Celebrate This Week goes live on Friday night around 10(ish). Consider it as a weekend celebration. Whenever it fits in your life, add your link. Please leave a little comment love for the person who links before you.
  1. My brand new online course for Choice Literacy: Writing Workshop Basics is open for registration. It’s all about molding writing workshop to be a well-oiled machine. This is one of my very favorite topics and I’m excited for the opportunity to get to share, inspire, and interact with an online class.
  2. Hannah was accepted to Honor Band. Today she practices all day. This means I have all day to wait for her. Ah-hem. What will I ever do?  Write! Shop! Read!
  3. I get to meet DEB DAY!!!
  4. NCTE. If you’ll be there, will you let me know? I’d love to say hello in person!
  5. Christmas. Is. Coming.
  6. I dusted off the {Discover. Play. Build.} Facebook page. (Again.)

My offerings to encourage writers (and their teachers), because I’m smitten by the way writers work…
{Discover. Play. Build.} Website. It’s designed to be my offering to writing teachers. 
You’ll find video minilessons and a link to the {Discover. Play. Build.} YouTube Channel where they are all housed.
{Discover. Play. Build.} Newsletter. They come each month. Register in the sidebar. 
( For more information on these resources (and others), check out this post.)
Places you can find me celebrating throughout the week:
Instagram:  @ruth_ayres
Twitter: @ruth_ayres

 I hope you’ll share your celebrations!



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  1. The course sounds wonderful…congratulations!!! Congrats to your daughter as well!! So much to celebrate! I am so sad to say I won't be at NCTE this year. BUMMER!!! Have a wonderful time!! Thank you for sharing this on a day when it's hard to celebrate. I think it's on days like these when it's most important to celebrate!

  2. I hope to see you at NCTE! Looking forward to all that NCTE brings!
    I saw your online course on Twitter yesterday. I need to head over to Choice Literacy!
    Congrats to your daughter!

  3. I will be at NCTE. I can't believe it's almost here! Are you doing any sessions? Holly and I are presenting with Carol Varsalona on Friday at 4. I'll also be on the Donald Graves Awards panel on Saturday. I hope we can meet.

  4. I struggled, and finally found a way to write. Thank Ruth, and to everyone for your writing, for the 'push' to find my celebrations. I'll be back this afternoon to read your celebrations.

  5. Ruth, I am so excited to hear that you will be at NCTE. Margaret Simon, Paul Hankins, and I are meeting on Thursday night for dinner. I would love to meet with you too. I'm celebrating gratitude and am filled with positivity for what is to come.