Saturday, October 4, 2014
Late Day Celebrating my OLW: Choice
A friend asked me yesterday, "Have you been writing lately?"
I thought that was an interesting question.
I asked, "Why are you asking?"
She replied, " Because I checked your blog."
I pondered this question, and I truly appreciated her inquiry. I knew my answer in my head, and I explained a little that I just haven't felt like I had anything to share. I had some great moments in class this week but none of them were on the lesson plans. I wonder why I don't feel the need to share these moments. There were moments with my students that I had to make a choice. Choices that included not taking the first grade on a math quiz because he needed to know that studying for the first time at home meant something. His mom had emailed me and told me it was the very first time that he did not fight her to study for a math quiz. Another student needed to know that she will be a reader. Using her book as my mentor text was powerful to her. There are choices I make everyday in my class and this week they focused more on building my students' self confidence. Recently I just haven't felt the desire to write. It's a new position for me to be in, and I am still trying to figure it out. Thanks to Ruth for encouraging us to Celebrate every Saturday. Click HERE.for the roundup.