Be present in your day. Reflect on all that was. Write. Let your words surprise you.
It isn’t enough to find time just for reflection… you also need time for silence – a dough metaphor https://sites.psu.edu/sliceoflifeposts/2016/06/22/reflection-and-silence-2-sides-of-the-coin-or-dough/
What to do on a very hot day?
Are you excited for summer?
Paddling a kayak is a powerful metaphor for navigating life and the classroom–post focuses on adjustments and awareness in staying the course: https://meanderingmaya.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/stay-the-course-adjustments-and-awareness/
A slice of music with a side of memory making reflection: http://iheartpurplestuff.blogspot.com/2016/06/remembering-now.html
A walk around the neighborhood lake …
Life is very crazy busy . . . but I’m “Writing just because . . .” http://www.alicenine.net/writing-just-because/
Thoughts to Inspire Positivity http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2016/06/thoughts-to-inspire-positivity.html As the school year begins to wind down, #NYEDChat spoke about celebrations last night. This post is dedicated to connected educators and colleagues who focus on positivity.
Do you dislike those step-by-step “Writing Process” charts teachers put up in their classrooms? I try to push their thinking–Writing is a Recursive Process! http://janielwagstaff.blogspot.com/2016/06/why-i-dont-post-step-by-step-writing.html
Ridiculous, paralyzing overthinking…care to feel better about yourself at my expense??
Excited to share favorite books, blogs, and sites with a future educator!
On summer break, resolved to write!
here’s a poem-
A new Confession from a First Year Teacher: I Pretend I Have a Kid:
VBS is this week! http://mrstaylorstales.blogspot.com/2016/06/vbs-is-this-week.html
It’s been a long time! Here’s a SOL for you.🙂
A Life Revised (or Living Life Bigger)
Today was the last day of school, but it didn’t feel like it.
On Summer Reading…
The day after vacation…
Motivation from my three year old
Learning to be daring from my teenage niece: https://reflectionsontheteche.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/slice-of-life-daring-lessons/
Reflections on writing
Inspired by Dana Murphy and Kate DiCamillo.
I love summer!
With so little worth watching on TV, we have found a new channel.
I’m living vicariously through my sister’s travels today and marveling at the feeling of independence that comes from traveling alone and out of the country. https://readytoflipacoin.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/sister-travels/
Today after I drove my friend, Ruth to the airport, “Claire de Lune” came on the radio. I’ve always found this piece by Debussy to be sweetly melancholy, and today it was the perfect music for my mood.
Today, I am a grandmother in waiting as my daughter is in labor. Not knowing what to do with myself, I wrote a letter to my unborn grandson, nudged my my writing angel, Gabby.
Today’s Word: Blue
Mourning the loss of one special lady with bright blue eyes.
Attended my first ComicCon last week, which unsurprisingly inspired a slice. http://cast-of-characters.blogspot.com/2016/06/remembrance-of-comic-past.html
http://wp.me/p6nQS4-4r Putting the hours in the chair to write daily.
Letters to Tuvia: Moon River
Blueberry picking in southwest Missouri. https://marilynyung.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/watching-and-waiting-at-persimmon-hill-berry-farm/
A slice about my sister the math teacher and me the English teacher and how much we are different.
Plan to get Students Writing with a Pen Pal
A birthday celebration for Hubby
A day in Boston reminded me what I wanted and then I realized…http://teachingin21.blogspot.com/2016/06/slice-of-life-i-wanted-then-i-realized.html
Finding the JOY in traveling today! http://1gratefulteacher.blogspot.com/2016/06/traveling-joy.html
Two things that feel like home
An early morning phone call
Another end of the year writing celebration to celebrate!:
Taking the dog to the ER vet
A jumble of a post with a few fledgling thoughts and shared discoveries as I clean out my classroom, preparing to move from first to fourth grade
Why can’t I just relax? http://horizon51.blogspot.com/2016/06/tuesday-slice-hour-late-but-for-what.html
Seems Legit http://wp.me/p453wM-px
Stepping out and facing my fear:
Home again; home again/Jiggety Jig
Today’s slice of life is modeled after Oprah’s “What I Know for Sure” that is published in her monthly magazine. Enjoy!
Here’s my Slice of Life Post for this week! Check out my two first pages of my current WIP and pick which beginning you like better! https://lisaorchard.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/a-slice-of-life-post-feedback-on-first-pages/
It’s summer and here is what I promise to do!
Using pop culture of literary analysis
Always thinking of picture books!
The Last Week of School
Looking back and looking forward http://www.literacyonthemind.com/2016/06/slice-of-life-looking-back-and-looking.html
My Summer Reading List!!
So today was Day One of the TCRWP Writing Institute and I’ve already heard/learned/revisited so much. What key themes and ideas stand out for you?
A list of things I’m looking forward to once I am retired.
A trip to the library. https://jarhartz.com/2016/06/21/sol-library-time/
It’s been since before the wonderful beach trip that I posted, now growing nostalgic about a summer pastime I don’t see much anymore: http://www.teacherdance.org/2016/06/summer-slice.html
On holidays cooking jam drops and thinking about how many ways you can eat them. https://thebeachpapers.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/jam-drops-and-cookie-dough/
Two years after retirement, a return visit to my school inspired many feelings…some of them very surprising!
Blueberry Girl and a Strawberry Moon
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