Slice of Life Challenge
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Yesterday in class, as my students were writing on their computers I took out my notebook and my markers and started to write. I was writing down a funny story that happened in class, and ideas for more blog posts, and then I started to write about how I was dealing with some issues in my life. One of my girls came up to my desk and looked at my markers.
"WOW! That's a lot of markers," she said. I agreed. We conferenced and both returned to our writing. As students were cleaning up, a few more students were looking at the markers and marveling at the sheer number of them. I decided to share a story with them. Here's the story I told them...
Before school begins, teachers have meetings. We plan for the year ahead. At one of these meetings, I had these markers with me...
|My most favorite markers! I highly recommend!|
...and a teacher sitting next to me nonchalantly asked, "Can I borrow a marker?" I grimaced. Shrugged. Then shook my head. She thought I was kidding. I wasn't. I got up and got her a pen. No one could believe it. I tried to explain as best as I could. My markers are so special to me. The ones I had at the meeting were brand new and it bugs me when other people write with them. I know. I know. It's crazy and irrational...yes, I agree it is...but, I don't share MY markers. Because of that I now have
Writing in my notebook makes me so happy! Using markers is a big part of that. I find I'm so particular about markers and I am on a continuous search for just the right marker. It makes my notebooks pleasant to look at and it makes me happy. I find I'm excited to write if I have just the right tools!
What writing tools must you have?