5.4.3.2.1 #sol 22 26/31

5 Things That Made Me Smile
My students’ joy when I handed them Play-Doh for a poetry activity I borrowed from Teach Living Poets

Weird questions from teenagers:
Student A: Do you have a son?
Me: Yes.
Student A: Is it a human son?
or
Student B: Do you know who Lebron is?
or
Student C: Do you know what D1 is?

Cat antics: my cats, my mom’s cats, cat Twitter, updates on a stray cat I rescued who is currently living his best life

The bell ringing at 3:20 on Friday afternoon–the start of spring break

Sitting at a coffee shop to write for the first time since July

4 Words to Describe My Week
Endless
Sleep-deprived
Joyful
Over

3 Plans for the Weekend
Hold cats
Write letters
Comment on 120 slices for the Comment Challenge

2 Things I Learned This Week
That it’s always the right choice to advocate for myself even when it’s uncomfortable
That our new poetry study is going to bring playfulness, engagement, and energy to the last months of the school year

1 Goal for the Weekend
Take a walk to look for crocus and snowdrops

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My theme for Slice of Life 2022 is finding inspiration in the writing of others. Each day I plan to find my slice in someone else’s words or forms. Today, I’m borrowing a format I discovered at Multifaceted Musing and A Day in the Life.

20 responses to “5.4.3.2.1 #sol 22 26/31”

  1. Love your theme for the month, love that you noticed the commenting challenge, and love the variety of glimpses and information about you that your format provides! Good luck with those crocuses!

  2. Okay, I’m taking on your weekend goal. I like to look for Sassafras and smell the root beer smell. I was a month shy of seeing the Texas Bluebonnets covering the Texas Hill Country, but there are so many local flowers that hope to be seen, and I can do that. I laughed about the human son. My heart wants to hug that kid for knowing that dogs are our sons, too. He knows.

  3. This is our first day of Spring Break too. My goal needs to be to clean house, but I am going to take a walk too!! My neighbors have crocuses that are blooming!

  4. Congratulations on making it to Spring Break. As usual, I love how you make this format work for you. I love the kids’ questions. I got one yesterday when a book mentioned Michelangelo:
    K1: Who’s Michelangelo?
    Me: He was a painter and sculptor who lived about 500 years ago.
    K2: Is he dead?

    I hope you find lots of crocuses and write (and receive) lots of letters. And get some sleep.

  5. I always love the questions students ask me too. I try to write down things the kids say as often as possible.
    I am so happy to be on spring break too! Enjoy and try to get some more rest than you have been. I know it is hard.

  6. This is such a wonderful writing exercise, and I always wonder why I don’t do it more often! Enjoy your break. I hope it is filled with lots of writing, cat holding and relaxation!

  7. You always share something that inspires, informs and Instigates (I had to come up with another i word) laughter. You always show up for your slices. This is a reflection of you.

  8. I love #teachlivingpoets! It’s such a rich resource. I have used Playdoh with students, too.

    It’s great that you are focusing on so many things that fill you during this break!

  9. Today must be my lucky day. I am being inspired by all kinds of interesting writing formats. Love this 5-4-3-2-1 idea and will definitely borrow to use at some point. Enjoy the break!

  10. This format is an intentional tool for reflection. I enjoyed reading it as it shows the reader about you and what your dealing with right now. Thanks for sharing.

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