|The Literacy Ladies have been friends for a loooooong time.|
But, as often happens with "talk", this blogging idea remained just that. An idea. For a couple of years. Until one summer (which happens to be this summer), while presenting some staff development courses for our district, we again looked at each other and said, "We.Are.Awesome." (We're also humble.) We figured that if we were receiving compliments from excited audiences who were sitting through staff development courses, maybe we could extend our audience through the world wide web via a blog. (Hey, haven't we talked about that before?) Two days later (which happens to be today), we were in the audience listening to Jennifer Serravallo, when Katie scribbled a note to me: "Seriously. We could be published, too."
So enough talk. We're doing this thing. We're the Literacy Ladies, and we're blogging about literacy. Why "Literacy Ladies"? Because it's alliterative. Teachers take courses in how to come up with cutesy alliterative titles and labels: "book boxes", "literacy library", "sitting like a super star", "rockin' reading", "wicked writing". Even the title of this post! So here it is! The Launch of Literacy Ladies!