Friday, March 10, 2017

You Can Blog About It!

Today in class something funny happened. Students had been working in groups and creating planning sheets for a new project. The work time was winding down and I was struggling to get the class to clean up and transition into independent reading. After a few minutes of organizing, the students were settling down and I began summarizing what we just completed and where we will take the project tomorrow. That's when it happened. I started to hear giggles. One student. Then another. Finally, all of them were laughing. I had no idea what they were laughing about until one student pointed out the pile of papers I was holding in my left hand. She said, "Look, Ms. Haseltine." One student had sketched on the back of her sheet and I was holding the sketch next to the face. When I saw it, I had to laugh too. Someone yelled out, "It kind of looks like you!" I had to agree.

The BEST part is what I heard next..."There's your blog post for tomorrow." They are paying attention to these moments and noticing them. They are looking for those slices during the day and writing about them. We are writers!


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12 comments:

  1. So funny! I love when students draw impressions of teachers. It is interesting to see things from their perspective

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  2. Funny and sunny. Laughter and smiles and inspiration all in one.

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  3. And just when we think they aren't watching or they aren't paying attention, bam, they surprise us. I'm a sucker for kids' artwork. Too funny!

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  4. Funny! I love that they recognized the story idea in the moment!

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  5. While this is funny, I love that they know that their teacher is a writer! That's big stuff, in my mind!

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  6. During Morning Meeting this week the shift has happened in my room as well. They start to share and then the lightbulb, almost visibly goes off. "You'll have to read my slice to find out the rest!" is their new favorite closing.

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  7. "There's your blog post for tomorrow ..." funny. And here it is! Great post. Had me smiling. Maybe even giggling a bit.
    Kevin

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  8. I love small moments like this in the class. It is great when the know what you'll say or do next.

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  9. Very funny, Michelle! You never know where those posts will emerge! Love your students!

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  10. If I squint really hard, I think I can see the resemblance. I think it's the hair! :)

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  11. They have learned what a true slice is all about!

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  12. They are writers...having been SHOWN the way...what a happy day.

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