- Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens
- Literary Escapes Challenge--This week: 1 state and 0 countries. 18 states and 12 countries total
- Mount TBR Challenge--1 book read this week, 33 books total
- Popsugar reading challenge--0 books read this week, 23 books total
- Social Justice Challenge--0 books read this month, 5 books total
- YA Award Winners--0 books read this week, 7 books total
My life outside books:
Another week of finishing zero books. Well, not quite. I finished the one above, but I'll admit that I skimmed many parts of it. I hope that since school ended this past week that I will have a little more bandwidth for reading. It's funny that I thought a stay-at-home pandemic would mean I'd be reading more. Silly me.
My daughter and I watched an intense movie last night: Queen and Slim. It came out about 6 months ago, but relates to the protests and issues going on the past couple of weeks.
Though the school year has officially finished, I still have a lot going on:
- I am teaching summer school for students who failed American Government during the school year. Normally I teach students who are trying to get ahead in their studies so the change means that I have completely reworked my course. But, what a time to teach Government! The class moves very quickly since we do a semester in 3 weeks so normally there is tons of grading until the end of June. However, I've just learned that I have only 6 students (instead of the usual 70) so that's a relief.
- I am on our school district's Design Team that is working on what school will look like in the Fall. We're meeting 3 to 4 times a week in June and I am guessing it will continue all summer in some fashion.
- I am also on the committee that is creating professional development for our staff. We're creating courses for tech tools and helping to implement a pre-designed program that will help us do better with online teaching.
- Last, but certainly not least, a colleague and I have decided to offer a BAR WE course for our staff starting July 1. BAR WE (Building Anti-Racist White Educators) is a group based in Philadelphia so we're using their materials (plus some of our own) to lead monthly meetings and study groups.