There I was yesterday, cruising around and commenting on some great blogs during the Slice of Life Challenge, when I came across GirlGriot’s musings about the noises she was hearing from under a grate by her apartment building. I thought…now THIS is a great story prompt, and I told her so. Before I knew it,Continue reading “Slice of Life Day 10: Challenge Accepted!”
Category Archives: fiction
Slice of Life Tuesday: Silent Conversations, Redux
I had twenty minutes, fifteen antsy students and one big idea. How would we ever get things done? Cue the silent conversation…
Slice of Life: Writing Challenge
I’ve done a thing. I’ve begun an ambitious, multi-year writing initiative in my district that I think could be really amazing, and I’ve got some colleagues who, quite thankfully, agree. I’ve got administrative support, I’ve got the time to plan and build, and I’m banking on the excitement of tapping into JOY. Because if there’sContinue reading “Slice of Life: Writing Challenge”
Slice of Life Tuesday: Book Teaser
It’s been three years since I’ve been able to put together a collection of allegorical fiction with my fifth graders, but this year we’re doing it!
I always love this project so much, because it taps into the wealth of wisdom, perspective and potential these kids carry with them. I mean, I see it in them, and it makes my heart smile when they recognize it within themselves.
Slice of Life Tuesday: Story’s Sneak Attack
Story’s back at it, and she’s found me…