#sol16 March 17 A slice of spring

Slice of LIfe Slice of LIfe I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: A slice a day for all of March. You should do it too! Thank you, Two Writing Teachers! Readers, check out their site, and start slicing!
This morning’s rush came to a stand still.

“There’s eggs!” L called, and we all ran over.

It was a great interruption to our normal crazy morning.

A little later, I started to get worried. The wreath has fallen before — it’s only on a magnetic hanger. And it can’t fall now! There are babies in there!

So, after school we made it sturdy. Maybe not pretty… But sturdy and hopefully, safe.

And look!

3 babies. (Although that might be a crack on one of them… So we aren’t sure…)

We did some research, and think it’s a house finch family. It seems like it will be a good month before we can use our front door. That’s nothing compared to what Albert does in one of my favorite books.

Have you read this? I try to read it whenever possible in my literacy workshops. You can do so much with this book. Talk about theme, character development, signposts. You can closely read for word choice, or character thoughts. Or… You can read it to just enjoy the story. Imagine. That.

Albert is selfless in this story. I love him, his story, his kindness, and the illustrations.


L already read the book when she got home today, and I will read it to the boys tonight, even though I’m a little worried that it will make them think they should pick up the bird’s nest.

We are all enjoying this little piece of magic on our front door. I hope that you find some magic this spring too.

Note: I am trying out my wordpress app on my iPad tonight… Getting ready to slice from NYC  before or after the TCRWP Saturday reunion! Will you be there? I went 2 years ago (You can read my slice of the city here, when I saw Kate Roberts here, my thoughts on PD here, and the keynote by Diane Ravitch here.) I’m so excited to go again!  (And I’m hoping that I won’t have technical problems with slicing!) 

4 thoughts on “#sol16 March 17 A slice of spring

  1. I love all the picture support you included with your slice. I love the book tie-in, too! And, I am particularly jealous that you get to go to the reunion on Saturday. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

  2. I have not read this book, but now I need to check it out! I love your Spring magic…so fun for you all!

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