I am posting every day during March as part of the annual "Slice of Life" Challenge for Two Writing Teachers. Check out their website for lots more reflections on teaching.*******
And so it begins!
Although this is my third year participating in the Slice of Life Challenge for Two Writing Teachers,
I have butterflies in my stomach,
here, at the outset,
as I think ahead,
imagining the daily writing,
fitting it into my daily schedule,
making it happen.
I typically blog once a week.
This month, I'll write every day.
This is not a soothing thought -
"Hey, I'll get 31 weeks worth of writing done this month!!"
This year, I am a little disorganized at the outset...
I haven't planned out topics,
I haven't written a couple posts in advance, so that I have something to post during a particularly rough or busy time.
I'm sure this lack of planning adds to this morning's butterflies.
Last night, about 2 a.m., deep in sleep,
I woke up startled by a brilliant thought for a blogpost,
one to begin this writing challenge.
"Oh, yes! That is exactly what I will write about in the morning."
I repeated the thought to myself over and over,
to ensure its memory, and
I fell back asleep.
the thought was gone.
Not a wisp of a memory.
There is nothing there.
So, I begin the challenge, truly,
with a blank sheet of paper.
Let's see what happens!
What I know for sure:
- I'll be writing about teaching preschoolers.
- I will share from my heart.
- I'm keeping pen and paper next to my bed.
This year, I'm really excited to participate in the Slice of Life Challenge for Two Writing Teachers, because I have convinced two other teachers to join me! Thanks in advance to the Two Writing Teachers community for welcoming and encouraging them, as they begin their first foray into blogging. I know they will be inspired by this writing challenge and community.