Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Oh, the Possibilities...Getting Ready for the Challenge
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, 3 classes in our school Skyped with Stacey from Two Writing Teachers about the Classroom Slice of Life Challenge. Today, the kids came in clamoring for their new journals. Markers, colored pencils, crayons, math templates, and pencils were scattered all over the room as the kids sprawled here and there to create their journals. As you can see in the above picture, the journal covers are as varied and unique as the kids. The room was filled with chatter as the kids shared their ideas for their covers. We have a circle of life with a slice taken out, a cover filled with all the things this boy likes to do (I'm thinking there are some topics on his cover), rainbows and swirls.
Several of the kids already have ideas for their entries. It was fun listening in as they shared some of their ideas. I'm looking forward to sharing this experience with my 27 young writers. What makes it even more special is that 3 of my friends, (who happen to be my colleagues), are bringing their kids along for the journey too. And then there's our principal...what a great opportunity for our students to get to know their principal as a writer. I can't wait to see the ways we all grow together and the connections we make outside our classroom walls.
Thank you to Ruth and Stacey of Two Writing Teachers for hosting Slice of Life Tuesdays. You can read other slices from this week here. I encourage you to join us in this great adventure!