Each day during March, I am participating in the Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC). All participants are writing about one moment, one part of their day, every day for thirty-one days. My slices will be primarily about teaching preschoolers. Check out the Two Writing Teachers website for lots more reflections on teaching. Thanks especially to Stacey, Tara, Anna, Beth, Dana, and Betsy for hosting this writing challenge.
Our morning hello has doubled if not tripled in length in recent weeks as preschoolers change their names on the spot, mid-song, insisting, for example,
"I am not Julian, I am pajamas."
This new ritual came out of nowhere and is now a daily custom. They are confident, happy, and creative…and so, so funny, as they move and wiggle to their new names.
Let me introduce you to today's students (they will have all new names tomorrow) -
Waaaa! Waaaa! Waaaa! (baby crying)
Dinosaur truck shark!