Friday, March 11, 2016

Slice of Life - Earthworms Everywhere!

wiggly squiggly
brown and long
fat and thick
wiggly squiggly
drip drop
rain rain rain
drip drop
earthworms everywhere!


My stopping and noticing slice from yesterday was very quick.  I was tired and wanted to get something down for the day.  This quite small slice came in handy today during writing workshop.  We started our day with Poetry Friday which may have led to this question during writing workshop - "Mrs. Robek can we write poetry?"  This week we are learning how to be digital writers using kidblog.org and we had just written a narrative piece to begin with.  I wanted to model writing a piece and save it as a draft to show my students this option.  Writers don't always have time to write complete pieces.  The poetry question paired with my small slice last night led to this poem as my mentor piece.  My students loved it and then we had several poets emerge.  
I'm really excited already about the power of keeping my own notebook, stopping and noticing, and how something small yesterday turned into another slice today, so easily and with a strong purpose.
Thank you to the Two Writing Teachers group for hosting our writing community and you can enjoy other slices from today by stopping by the link provided.

4 comments :

  1. What a great use of your own writing as a mentor text. I love how this Slice of Life Challenge is changing all our writing - and modeling to our students what the writer's life is like.

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  2. Isn't it wonderful when students feel empowered to take on new writing? I'm going to have to take up your practice of jotting the things I notice in single words and short phrases. You are inspiring me to use the notebook more.

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  3. Love that you are going to keep your own notebook to capture those moments to develop into writing with your students. I find it incredibly helpful. It's usually in my school bag, but I transfer it to my purse in the evenings and on the weekends. You just never know when inspiration might hit! ;)
    Earthworms...

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  4. Worms are disgusting, but I love your poem. I'm especially enjoying all of your little writing reflections.

    Cathy

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