I’m looking over my daily plans and outlining where our next steps should be today. And I remember. We can’t continue our 4th quarter review of writing conventions during that block. We have to take the practice state test. Ask a third grader what they think about conventions of writing and you won’t get an […]
“Just how far down the rabbit hole are you going, Tim?” The question rings in my ears. It is my internal monologue. What rabbit hole is that? The rabbit hole in question is seasonal easter candy. The answer is: All. The. Way. Down. Jelly Beans. Yes. Starburst Jelly Beans, Nerds Jelly Beans, Trolly speckled Jelly […]
Almost there. To the finish. Here are some ways Slicing has made a difference for this middle aged third grade teacher (in no particular order): In the Classroom: I shared with my students that I was participating. They think of me as a writer. Now, to them, we are all writers. They talk with me […]
“Wow. They are lucky to have you.” “Look at that! I knew you could do it!” “You worked so hard on that.” “You’ll be great at that!” “I made this for you.” “I was thinking about you, so…” “I was just thinking I should call you!” “I saved you a seat!” “I decided to wait […]
Sundays have changed through my life; This Sunday I look back on what Sundays have been. What is a Sunday? A day to drag my feet and slow time down; Late breakfasts and news on TVTake long enough andMaybe feign sick or convince Mom to watch a movieMaybe stay home A day to write a paperOr […]
“I have lived a lifetime in the last 4 years.” These are words I didn’t think I’d be thinking or saying again in my 40’s. Life is funny like that. Four years ago I was fresh into a career transition. I had left my last job, a labor of love that cost me a small […]
Inspired by Betsy‘s TV post yesterday, I made a list. Sometimes, it’s time and I’m not “sleepy.” Here are my favorite TV shows to watch if I want to fall asleep. 4. The West Wing This would work better without the soundtrack. But with closed captions on, it’s a great way to read yourself to […]
I was inspired by another slicer, Kevin, here’s my attempt at summing up a day in a sentence. The bliss of 20 students reading on the lawn and writing with fervor was only slightly dampened by the 2 hours I spent fixing a 10 minute video; also, there was a small amount of vomit. –Thanks […]
–This months posts are part of the slice of life challenge from twowritingteachers.org A power struggle; the student refuses to complete any of today’s writing work. I worry. This will set him behind on our project. He has options but he’s just refusing these choices. The student is distracted by…books. And I think: It could […]
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