I have been at an early literacy conference, just outside of Canberra. It was a very full couple of days with excellent speakers and interesting workshops. The resort we stayed at was not exactly luxurious and the food at the conference dinner was woeful, but it was worthwhile and we have lots of ideas for how to make early literacy important to our town.
The only photos I took were during a great workshop about television and early literacy. At one point we made ninja headbands from crepe paper, smocks from garbage bags and played Fruit Ninja with real fruit. This is Cindy, Gundagai's librarian, my manager, Claire, and Sharon, who is the Children's and Youth Librarian for all of the libraries in our region.
It was messy, fun and made the room smell delicious.
After Wednesday night's less than fabulous dinner at the resort, we drove into Kingston to go out to dinner on Thursday night. We couldn't have only bad food memories of the conference, now could we?
The weather is glorious today. We have no soccer or netball, no marking, no markets. We do have, however, a routine inspection of our rental house on Wednesday. The list of things we are supposed to do beforehand includes washing all the curtains, cleaning the oven and every vent and flyscreen! It all seems a bit over the top for a mid-lease inspection. I'm not washing the curtains!