Here’s the short list of what I’m excited (and worried) about:
I’ve never been to New York City (unless you count the airport, which I don’t!).
I’m going to stay with the parents of a teaching friend and take the train into the city each day.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been in a non-suburban school.
I have never used public transportation in North America and not since the early 1990′s.
What am I taking to read with me?
Hunger by Michael Collins
Drood by Dan Simmons
Reading for Real by Kathy Collins
a magazine of some sort
We’ve also been asked to bring Units of Study-Small Moments: Personal Narrative Writing and Raising the Quality of Narrative Writing, our favorite picture book for primary and intermediate schools, and student work samples. I think I’m going to bring In November by Cynthia Rylant and Thundercake by Patricia Polacco. It’s really hard to decide!