Archive for February 23rd, 2010

I recently returned from one of my favorite conferences of all time, the Reading for the Love if It  Conference held in Toronto, Canada. I loved meeting all the wonderful teachers I met there! The Canadians turned up in record numbers for sessions on small group reading instruction in K-3 and literacy work stations for the junior grades (gr. 4-6). I snapped a few pics of teachers waiting in line for sessions to open. Interestingly, there was less snow in Toronto than in many places we’ve been trying to visit in the southern U.S. lately!

While at the conference I saw some of my favorite Canadian friends, like David Booth and Mary Macchiusi from Pembroke Publishers. And I got one of the coveted Scaredy Squirrel (and Chester) bags from the Kids Can Press booth. If you don’t know this series of books, check them out at Amazon.  The author, Melanie Watts, is from Canada and is absolutely brilliant! Not to mention funny! There’s even a Scaredy Squirrel puppet I might have to get.

Scaredy Squirrel


Canadian teachers waiting in line

Teachers waiting for my session to begin

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