I’ve had major writers block ever since March ended and we’ve gone to writing once a week. This has taught me so much about what we could put our students through if we don’t let them write every day!
I still mutter to myself, “I should write about that” -but then I don’t. I don’t know why. Have I been too busy? Have I been uninspired? Tired? I guess it’s been a little bit of everything. I did have the pleasure of spending time with 2nd graders and their teachers today. One of the entries they made in their writers notebook was a list of all the words that go with their topic. I thought that sounded fun – so as I look out my window – here goes…..
Sunset – sun, colors, sky, reflection, fading, clouds, glowing, shining, breathtaking, nighttime, magnificent, twilight, days end, sleep, birds singing, new day,
That wasn’t as easy as it sounds. I actually enlisted the help of a friend. I watched as kids were asked to do this today and now I know they should be paired with a buddy to brainstorm words together. It was hard -at first. Then it got much easier as I was able to talk about it.
I ended my list with a comma so I can add to it…….one day when I’m not so busy!