Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers March Slice a Day Challenge!
I’m slicing every day this month. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
I got to write with kids today. I love being invited in as a guest slicer. It’s become a little tradition for me to show kids a “Right now” slice. (Last year’s is here.)
We brainstormed “ing” words, filling the whiteboard.
“Don’t judge my spelling yet. This is a brainstorm,” I told them.
I showed them how you can complete any “ing” thought with something that makes sense for you. Sometimes you have to cheat the phrasing a little, but they are all possible.
They tried it, while I challenged myself to fill the brainstormed list with complete thoughts.
We came back together to talk about revision. “You could go through your work and circle ones that seem to go together.”
We found a theme in . mine: I’m tired. This isn’t shocking to me.
“Maybe you should add ‘wishing for coffee.’ one of the boys said.
I love writing with kids.
Below, my revised shorter “Right Now I Am” Slice.
Right Now I Am. . . falling asleep at my desk starving for sleep running out of energy dying to go to bed early living day by day waiting for time to sleep aging more rapidly than I want wailing when I'm annoyed - have I mentioned that I'm tired? talking too much doing too much sleeping too little Right now I am tired