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!
I wrote with 5th graders today. I invited them to write a “Right now I am…” slice, first we practiced together I have missed the feeling of a class shouting out a brainstorm challenging me to try new things wondering what I’ll do next There’s something about writing with kids writing in front of kids talking about writing joking with kids teaching with friends laughing with a class In just a half an hour we explored writing, yes but also verbs poetry stamina running starts mentor texts revising writing habits and more They asked great questions like, “How did you do that?” And, my favorite, a hopeful sounding pair of 5th graders asking, “Will you be teaching at the middle school next year?”