Monday, March 31, 2014

SOLSC #31 To the month!

I am posting every day during March as part of the annual "Slice of LifeChallenge for Two Writing Teachers.  Check out their website for lots more reflections on teaching.

I thoroughly enjoyed this month of blogging. I am surprised and pleased at how I was able to squeeze in writing a post in the midst of my day... I have become an efficient blogger! My only regret is that I didn't get to comment on as many blogs as I had hoped I would; most days I managed just the three comments that we were each expected to offer. I am amazed at the many participants this year, and awed by the writing about teaching. I feel as if I had the pleasure of visiting many different classrooms (and homes!) this month. I plan to take the time to check out new blogs in the days ahead - even if it is already April and the challenge is behind us!

A big round of kudos to my colleagues and friends Latisha and Laura, who also took the plunge and blogged this month!! It was so, so fabulous to share the experience with you both.

Congrats to one and all on a great month! Thank you, Two Writing Teachers - this was awesome!


How can I not share something from the preschoolers?
Check out these art pieces by one of my students - left behind, forgotten, not that important to him. I found them at the end of the day. I find them fascinating in their precision, in their similarity. Whether painting or drawing, he is clear about his intentions. I'm pretty sure I know which student is the artist. I am filled with wonder - what is he thinking about? 


  1. Congrats on completing the challenge. I also regret not having enough time to read and comment. I could have spent hours doing that! Hope to see you on Tuesdays!

  2. Congrats on the challenge! I also felt like I wasn't able to comment on nearly as many as I hoped each day. But the beauty of blogs is that it will all still be there for us to read and comment on later, right? Love that art!

  3. Thank you so much Maureen! This experience has been priceless! See you on Tuesday's! Well actually I will see you almost everyday but you know what I mean:)

  4. Obviously he has a plan for the art, Maureen. Very fun to see. My oldest grand-girl brought me a painting last week, one her mother couldn't interpret, but I did! It was a flip-flop! She's always bringing me 'little gifts', a drawing, one of her toys or books, but this time, knowing we're going to the beach this summer, again, she painted a flip-flop. Always amazing how kids think... You know I love reading all about your teaching, Maureen. You've taught me a lot about early childhood. Congratulatlons on doing the whole challenge, & it was fun to see your colleagues too. I especially have traded comments with Latisha. Cheers!