This week I began working with my literacy coach on a content social study standards anchored in literacy instructional moves. It all began with the question; How do I make a shift from hearing sounds to being accountable for conventional spelling? My Hearing Sounds and Words Sentence Dictation assessment showed quite a gap for three-fourths of my students. Her answer was interactive/shared writing. Of course! We began planning together and I felt that internal excitement that had been missing. The excitement when you plan something with intention. The excitement of including sound instructional moves that will engage students. I hadn't found time, made time, or thought I had time to really implement these in second grade. Of course I do! The planning and anticipating the process of our learning with interactive/shared writing is helping me enjoy the now.
I hope we can all find an enjoying the now moment this coming week.