Kids in grades 3rd – 6th choose One Little Word
I thought a lot about my word for 2015. Anyone who is choosing a word to define their year typically does put some weight on the idea. It can mean … Continue Reading Betsy’s One Little Word of 2015
Sometimes I’m tempted to say, “I can’t…” or “I haven’t…” This year, I’m going to add one little word to those statements to keep myself on-track with a very important long-term goal I have.
This morning, as usual, we were running a little behind schedule. “Lily, put on your coat,” I said to my daughter, who is five, as I zipped up my son, … Continue Reading Beth’s One Little Word for 2015
I want to concentrate on living a full life, not a busy one.
This year, I vow to make each of my daily 1,440 minutes count. Here is the One Little Word I’ll live by this year.
The six of us will be celebrating holidays, recharging our batteries, and coming up with more posts to share with this incredible community of teachers and writers for the next two weeks. In the meantime, we have lots to keep you going over winter break.
Did you pick one little word this year? How’s it going?
How are you living your One Little Word?
With the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge just around the corner, perhaps some of you are thinking more than ever about starting a class blog just for writing. Over … Continue Reading Keeping a writing blog: taking our writing workshop online
come to my quietness
I shall cover you with it, like
a white sheet that has blown all day in
the sun, like a mountain lake
filled with spring, it shall slip over you.
— Diane di Prima
As teachers of writing, we must try to bring our truths to the page, even when it’s hard. I believe we must write from a place that shows our vulnerabilities. Even though sharing the story of my OLW publicly makes me feel vulnerable, I know sharing it helps me practice what I preach. So here goes…
My One Little Word for 2014: Roots.
I started thinking that maybe my dreams were a metaphor for the way I had been feeling… like I was drowning in the busy-ness of life, like I couldn’t get my head above water. In that instant, my word found me.
We’re taking off from blogging so we can spend the holidays with family and friends. We’ll be back on Jan. 6th, 2014. However, the Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge will still go on!
Share your slices and/or your reflections on the one little word you choose to live by in 2013.
Post a link to your slice of life story and/or share the one little word you’ll live by this year.
One of the lines from the Voices Strong class mantra, taught by Christy Rush-Levine is Write Unapologetically. I love these two words side-by-side standing for genuine marks on the page. … Continue Reading Writing Unapologetically
Wellness was my one little word in 2009. I knew I needed some sort of daily reminder to help me keep myself focused on promoting wellness in my life. Therefore, … Continue Reading A Visual Reminder
First a little reflection on OLW ’11… I chose this word because I felt like it encompassed everything in my life. The list of words in the tape along the … Continue Reading Ruth’s OLW: Reflection 2011 + Word 2012.