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Stretch yourself as a writer today.
Tomorrow’s Friday, at least here.
I know it’s after midnight, but it’s been hard to adjust to real life after spending four days at the Highlights Foundation Spring Poetry Retreat with Rebecca Kai Dotlich!
In trying to build on my strengths, I took Gallup’s Clifton Strengthsfinder assessment to find out where my strengths lie and how to build on these. Very cool stuff–Here is a slice about my top strength, ideation. No wonder I meander.
Celebrating Blogger’s Voice is today’s offering at http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2015/04/celebrating-bloggers-voice.html
An evening drive led us to “The Best Pie in the Sky.” http://www.raisingreadersandwriters.com/2015/04/best-pie-in-sky.html
Back after a break – with a fun pattern “Hello There”
Are you still a writer if you take a break?
a spring poem
Dancing in the Rain https://sarahfrelix.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/dancing-in-the-rain/
Digital Citizenship is on my mind tonight…
An on demand poem. What emerges when you have no idea? Something.
A day of remembering
Squeezing in a quick slice of life today!
What does it mean when you no longer notice? (a poem) http://merelydaybyday.blogspot.com/2015/04/poetry-month-noticing-21-of-30.html
Trying poetry but it makes me a feel like an angst ridden teenager. Perhaps that’s my poet voice.
Hellos and Goodbyes
Who to be when you change schools? I wanted to be the book crazy one!
Are we learning? Am I teaching? Come to my classroom to find out, but not today. Don’t come today.
A poem with a photo that I just love. http://iheartpurplestuff.blogspot.com/2015/04/falling.html
Exploring the garden, I’m detecting signs of spring.
A poem about umbrellas: https://deowriter.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/national-poetry-month-the-ll-challenge-umbrella/
Finding some treasures among the junk
Thanks to my son, I found myself reflecting on skin color this morning…
I can’t sleep. http://sherlockesque.blogspot.com/2015/04/insomnia.html
an unexpected encounter on the way to the dump:
El día de los niños, El día de los libros – preparing for the fun http://readingtl.blogspot.com/2015/04/slice-of-life-gettting-ready-for-el-dia.html
Continuing in my writing a poem a day from March SOLC through April for Poetry Month…a Rondeau inspired by a local sign, and R is for Reading, too! Spending a few mornings a week with a homeschooler for reading! http://mainelywrite.blogspot.com/2015/04/r-is-for-reserved-for-sweet-dreamers.html
Time for a Gramma Playdate!
What Gets in the Way of Pleasure Reading? Reflection and goal setting to keep us engaged after testing: http://portable-teacher.blogspot.com/2015/04/what-gets-in-way-of-pleasure-reading.html
It’s a great day for slicing!
We are having so much fun at school!
I have a confession…
Trying to make some home made closure where there will probably never naturally be any.
I’ve been in a funk and it’s really disrupted my writing.
“My Husband Read a Book–Almost” http://evolvingenglishteacher.blogspot.com/2015/04/sol-story-my-husband-read-book-almost.html
Finding kindred spirits in a most unusual spot…
A work in progress. Inspired by my students who are content to be the best thing a girl can be in this world — a beautiful little fool.
No, really–how are you? http://jackieregales.com/2015/04/21/sols-how-are-you/
We celebrated the SOL Classroom Challenge last week…http://hollymueller.blogspot.com/2015/04/slice-of-life-classroom-challenge.html
About the importance of space.
The joys (not) of using a computer.
I continue my poetic April slices with an arun, a form introduced to me by fellow blogger, GirlGriot (by the way I loved her File Under R poem posted on April 20).
We are getting a new addition.
Ever get stuck? Unmotivated? You’re not alone…read on! http://makeithappenwriteaway.blogspot.com/2015/04/slice-of-life-3.html
Spring cleaning mishaps https://agurneyblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/clean/
Did you know that a sandbox is full of magic and wonder? Something I learned this weekend with my four year olds:
Where do you find your professional development? You won’t be surprised by my sources but look at what I’ve already learned this week!!! . . . ooh-la-la!
It’s the season when people start making there career moves.
OOps. Typo. I meant THEIR career moves.
A robin has a new home, but this was not a good choice.
I’m getting ready to teach the teachers soon. Oh, how I love to write. Oh, how I love to read. Oh how I love to learn. xo nanc
The antidote to my doldrums
Flowing with nature – miraculous.
My memoir written during my 5th graders’ Memoir Unit of Study
Following up on some amazing read aloud work–
A slice about writing a line of poetry for the Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem:
Found a newish app your students could be using. Yik Yak: a perfect bullying platform http://morningmusing.weebly.com/morning-musing/im-yik-yakked-out
My first ever SCNWI conference. Am I ready to swim with the big fish? https://reflectionsontheteche.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/jumping-into-the-deep-end/
15 minutes of morning inspiration:
Feeling a bit overwhelmed: http://morebooksthantime.blogspot.com/2015/04/tuesday-slice-details-in-three-parts.html
What would Pharell do? The role of happiness in the classroom. . . .
On being asleep and waking up (figuratively). . .
I don’t know how it happened but we celebrated my daughter’s 19th birthday last week. Here’s to those wonderful nineteen years! 🙂
A review of Naomi Shihab Nye’s Transfer
Taking a break from test prep to write some poetry with my fourth graders
A First for Everything
Kids say the darnedest things…….when writing about their teachers!
Testing and poetry. Poetry and testing. http://1gratefulteacher.blogspot.com/2015/04/poetry-and-testing.html
Since Slice of Life ended, I have been diving into something known as Rhizomatic Learning (with Dave Cormier, who was the first to define and use MOOCs). Yesterday, I was reading blogs and grabbing quotes.
Looking to contextualize read aloud… https://jarhartz.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/slice-of-life-contextualizing-part-1/
Getting sick can open your eyes to what is really important. It gave me pause to start a blog and begin my foray into the writing world I teach about every day. Here’s my first slice http://blackboardoflife.blogspot.com/2015/04/my-friends-dont-bring-soup-when-i-am.html
Do you feel this way too?
Writing sorts it for me.
Your reasons resonate with me. You gave voice to my list too. Thanks!
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Still writing haiku, thinking about my growing up learning to ‘notice’! http://www.teacherdance.org/2015/04/tuesday-slice-of-life.html
Restorative yoga sounded good! Read to see what really happened.
Looks like staying up like a night owl made me an early bird! Here’s a slice inspired by a picture:
It’s been a tough few days around our home for reasons I am unable to articulate in writing. So instead of an in-depth explanation, I wrote a poem that encapsulates the way I’m handling some news that shell-shocked me (so-to-speak) last week.
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