Thing 1: Find the Oscar Mayer wiener car. (See this post.)
Thing 2: Attend Teachers Week.
We just returned from a fabulous five days at Teachers Week, held at Faith Builders in Guys Mills, Pennsylvania.
Several English teachers worked on pre-writing an essay and presented the three following reasons that teachers can benefit from Teachers Week.
2. Get motivated
3. Enjoy fellowship with other teachers
These lovely journals, filled with all sorts of magnificent analyses (that is the plural of "analysis") of literary works, diagramming, and creative journaling works of art, were created by some of the teachers in my "Add a Little Spice to Your English Class" work session. What a great group they were!
This year Teachers Week filled up early, so if you are considering going next year, plan ahead and sign up promptly.