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Imagine my delight when I received an invitation from Mrs. Cochran to join her class for Slice of Life writing. Who wouldn't want to spend 30 minutes with 6 and 7 year-olds as they write and share their Slice of Life stories.
I entered the room just in time, writer's notebook in hand. First, we talked about who might have had a hard time writing. Several of us shared our stories (me included). Writing every day is hard! Then, Mrs. Cochran asked a few kids to share their ideas before we set off to write. We all know that writers get ideas from other writers. So those who might not have known what to write about could get an idea or two.
Time to write! Music played softly in the background while we spread all over the room, intent on our writing. For 15 minutes, we wrote. I came with an idea, so I was able to get started right away. Markers and pencils were scattered across the floor as my fellow writers concentrated on their work.
Sharing is always my favorite part. I got to sit with several students as we shared our writing and gave each other feedback or asked questions. The half hour came to an end all too quickly.
I'm really hoping I get invited back!