For the month of March , I will be participating in the Slice of Life Challenge (#sol20) sponsored by Two Writing Teachers. I will be slicing each day for 31 days inspired by my work as a literacy specialist and coach, my life, and my fellow bloggers. This is day 2.
Wrinkled Stickies and Unmet Promises #sol20
March 3, 2020
My teacher bag reflects my inner self much of the time even though I would like to say otherwise. It is full of hope… and broken promises. Today it contains crumbs from granola bars eaten on the fly to replace actual meals, leftover paper clips flung off of papers held together with my best intentions, half-used pads of stickie notes along with their hastily jotted friends-all shapes, all sizes, all colors… A book I’ve been half-heartedly listening to on audible and deciphering in print since… I’m not sure.. I was going to say winter break, but my goodreads says August 29…. geez! Another book is nestled in there that I have read, but wanted to reread before I discussed it with some fourth graders prior to writing a review on Friday.
There is an kindergarten writing unit that I should read (or is it reread) before I force my way into some demonstration lessons.
A dozen scraps of paper, no longer sticky if they ever were, that formerly stuck with diminishing aspirations to my February calendar and now reside in the nether regions of my blog journal, my conferring journal or my list journal slipping out to remind me of their previous golden opportunities. They join the crumbled list of my ambitious weekend to-do list that has nothing to do with housework and recreation and everything to do with things I had hoped to accomplish before I left school on Friday.
Here’s a picture book that I meant to type for short text reading practice snuggled alongside my planning journal, two new picture books I want to work into my conferring bag, some kindergarten how-to’s slipped into my hand as I left kindergarten on Friday by some very enthusiastic kinder writers.
Solid gold in my bag is a stack of second grade book reviews of a new book they read a few weeks ago. They are making their way into my mentor text…. really soon.
So I cleaned and straightened that bag this morning, accomplished a few residual February hangers-on, and start March anew. Ever hopeful and full of promise.