I think that I could actually do some pretty decent writing with this piece, but I’m at a conference with lots of Nerdy Book Club Friends, so I’m just going to try and get this Slice done as quickly as possible.
Yesterday, my friend Donalyn Miller spent the day in my district. It was a perfect day. Perfect.
My favorite part of the day was watching Donalyn confer with my readers during independent reading. She conferred with three kids , and watching my friend and The Book Whisperer talk books with “my” kids was magical.
I was so proud of my little readers. They were brave. My students didn’t see Donalyn as The Book Whisperer, they saw her as a reader. They had something in common.
I could go on and on about what they talked about and how the conferences went, but those conferences were between Mrs. Miller and my readers (Plus, I want to make sure I find a seat in Jim Burke’s session). The conferences didn’t feel fake, they felt sacred.