Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sunday Salon: June 28, 2020

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz runs The Sunday Salon. 

Books read over the past week:   
 
  • Clap When you Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Transformative Ethnic Studies in Schools: Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Research by Christine E. Sleeter and Miguel Zavala

Challenge progress 2020

  • Big Summer Book Challenge--0 book this week. 2 books total
  • Literary Escapes Challenge--This week: 1 state and 1 country. 20 states and 16 countries total
  • Mount TBR Challenge--4 books read this week, 39 books total
  • Popsugar reading challenge--2 books read this week, 29 books total
  • Social Justice Challenge--1 book read this month, 7 books total
  • YA Award Winners--0 books read this week, 7 books total

My life outside books:

Banner week of reading! And I skimmed the first 6 chapters again of How to Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi for a discussion that friends/colleagues and I held earlier today.

This week has felt slightly less stressful. 

  • I have only a couple more days of my American Government summer school class
  • We're in a once-weekly meeting rhythm for union negotiations
  • We're in a once-weekly meeting rhythm for figuring out the reopening of schools
  • I'm doing once a week meetings for our summer PD
  • The teacher groups I'm facilitating/liaising for are cruising along
  • I've got back my reading mojo
Our weather hasn't been very good here; it 's Santa Barbara's typical "June Gloom." COVID numbers are up, but people don't really seem too concerned. The state has put us on a "watch list" and are now recommending that bars close. Seems pretty obvious to me! My daughter and I walked around downtown yesterday and it was packed. The cool thing is they have closed down our main street, making it more like a promenade and restaurants have built platforms out into the street to allow for social distancing between tables. All very festive. I hope this is a change that stays.

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