I’ve always liked double numbers.
Probably because my birthday is on the 11th of a month. Seeing a double number calms me. I think of repeated numbers as thumbs-up encouragement to me from a greater being. As I type this now, I know it may sound silly. You may be laughing at me. It may seem completely irrational. But it is something you now know about me. Double numbers calm me.
Yesterday, I was equally excited and nervous. I was at a State Reading Conference, slotted to present with another colleague from my district at 2:45pm (not a calming number).
The night before, as we checked in, we were given the hotel room number 2020. Calming.
As we checked out and checked our bags during the conference morning break, I glanced at my phone. It showed 10:10am. Calming.
As we sat and reviewed our presentation over lunch, I glanced at my phone again. It showed 12:12. Calming.
NOTE: All the resources for our presentation are on this Padlet:
If you scroll over to the LAST column, you can view the powerpoint that Katlyn and I followed during our presentation. All the other columns on the padlet are resources we use with our students as we helped them make their invisible thinking they have while they read and make it VISIBLE in their reading notebook.