Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for hosting the March Slice of Life Challenge. I am joining other bloggers and posting a blog every day in March.
I am in my happy place every time I'm invited into a writing workshop. There's nothing I like more than sitting next to young writers and talking to teachers about the work their students are doing. I've been especially lucky this past month because I get to work with kindergarten. Here's a little snippet from today's visit.
The students set off to write. Some were on the carpet, while others chose to write in their seats. Mrs. Seguin and I settled in to talk to writers. D approached me, "Mrs. Johnson, do you want to hear my story about Space Girl?"
Of course I did. He's been working hard on this story for over a week.
I sat down with D. As he began to read his book, H interrupted us. Tapping on my arm, he said, "Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Johnson."
"What?" I turned my attention to him.
"Do you want to know why I was in the bathroom so long?"
Before I could answer, he continued, "I was in the bathroom a long time because I had to poop. I know how to wipe now."
I didn't even have a chance to respond before he turned around and went to his spot to write. I looked up at my friend, Mrs. Seguin and laughed out loud.
D stepped closer, not even phased by what H shared with me. "Are you ready to listen to my story now?"
I gathered my wits about me and turned my attention to D's story. Yes, I was ready to listen.
Only in kindergarten!