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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I Could Write About...

I hadn't yet even given a thought to my slice this morning as I read Linda's lovely slice.  Reading her slice immediately started my mental wheels spinning (Thank you Linda!).  With the end of the school year coming fast and furious, three children in t-ball/baseball, a busy almost-two-year old, etc., I feel like life is organized chaos right now.  I'm barely able to reflect on what just happened before the next thing is half over.  In fact, I'm probably late for something right now because I'm slicing!  :)  So, here are some things I COULD write about, but I don't really have the time today!

I could write about...
my daughter's spring sing coming up on Thursday.  She's so excited that she's had her fancy dress picked out for days...oh, and the shoes too.  They are safe for standing on the risers and match her fancy dress perfectly.  Because she's 7.  And clothing matters.

I could write about...
the beautiful flowers I received from a student yesterday.  He was so sweet and proud of himself!



I could write about...
the end of the school year.  Report cards are almost finished, paperwork is in process, classroom order is coming along, children are falling to pieces as they realize there are only a few days left of this known, stable schedule of school.

I could write about...
the fun bucket list we made in the classroom yesterday of all the things we want to do one more time before kindergarten is over.  We are plugging away through the list this week and enjoying each item!

 No amount of trying would rotate this picture!


I could write about...
trying to remember the game times for three children's t-ball/baseball schedule or how much "fun" it is to take the almost-two-year old to "watch" the three older children play ball games four nights in a row, for a month.

I could write about...
the awesome murals my students painted last week.  After our nonfiction unit, where we studied and wrote about animals, we painted two murals.  One scene is an ocean/iceberg setting complete with penguins, manta rays, dolphins, whales, sharks, an octopus, and a sea turtle.  The other scene is half forest and half jungle with a lovely pond in between and is the home to raccoons, lions, turtles, bats and snakes. 






I could write about...
Stacey's writing question.  I write for so many different reasons.  Being a writer helps me put myself in my students shoes and understand better what their challenges are.  No matter how big or small you are, writing can be difficult but it can be so rewarding.  It's easier to keep that in mind when when you are doing it yourself.  It's also been eye opening to realize how motivating comments are on my writing!  Receiving comments on my thoughts and writing has been a wonderful experience for me as a writing teacher.  That might be the biggest realization of all.

I could write about lots of things today but instead, I think I will go "watch" some baseball games with the almost-two-year-old...and probably get a little exercise chasing her around in the process.



5 comments:

  1. So many possibilities with just a quick "story talk" leave me wanting to read more but I think your choice is best!

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  2. You sure did a lot of writing for someone who doesn't have much time! I like this idea of sharing mini-slices when you feel you can't develop any of them fully. I also LOVE your students' murals -- so cute! :-)

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  3. Your murals are beautiful. Your post offers so much to your reader. I love the chart. I agree that commenting is a huge eye opener after being in this community.

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  4. Thanks, Robin, for the 'mini-slices'. Like me today, I just didn't have the brain to develop any of them, and it seems that you feel the same way. I do remember hanging out at soccer games with a toddler, but not four nights in a row. So sorry!

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  5. I wish I had seen Linda's slice before writing because I felt like I had a lot of snippets to share too. What a busy life you have! I am in awe of all you accomplish! My hat is off to you. :-)

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