Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Slice of LIfe - First Post Ever

Many of my friends are posting their Slice of Life this month, and I have been reading their posts and wondering if I could write my own post? I have had encouragement through twitter, and I know I am not ready to post everyday, but I have learned some important lessons already by reading the wide variety of the Slice of LIfe blogs. If I want to be a teacher of writing I need to work on my own writing. I have to admit I have never seen myself as a writer except on my blog and that has helped me grow as a writer. I love words, so writing I would think would be natural for me, but it isn't.  All of these thoughts transfer to my classroom where I teach writing. I can relate when my students struggle with their ideas and feel like their writing is blocked. Because I have writer's block often when I write my blog posts, and I am thankful for the chance to go back to my posts numerous times before posting.  As I reflect on even writing this slice, I realize that reading a wide variety of blogs about literacy and technology are my mentor texts. So I want to thank all of you who are currently writing your own Slice of Life. Your posts have touched me not only in my thinking about teaching, being a parent, a friend but also about how important it is to take the time to write.  

7 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you decided to join. You have so much to offer. I can't wait to read some more Slice of Life posts from you!

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  2. It's been a great experience, Maria....difficult at times to juggle this, but so worth it!

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  3. Thanks Tara and Barbara for your kind words-will see if I have another post in me for Slice of Life.

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  4. Welcome to Slicing! Hope to read another one.

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  5. Maria,
    I was so excited when I saw your title! I have appreciated the way you have been cheering us all on and I look forward to reading your slices whenever you decide to post them. I told myself I would do this challenge as long as it was fun for me. I've been learning a lot and trying to get into better writing habits. I'm learning a lot along the way.

    Cathy

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  6. Kristi and Cathy-thanks for the welcome to Slice. I am learning so much from just reading all of the slices perhaps I will find another one inside me?

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  7. Funny(or scary) how you come upon a blog and discover that the blogger is on the same wave-length. I read the Slice's of Life and think wow I wish I could make the commitment. I am going to try it this weekend. Thanks for giving me the nudge to do it.

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