Come stop by the Two Writing Teachers blog to visit as many slicers as you can. Much to enjoy!
I'm excited to say I have four colleagues slicing with us this month. Please welcome them!
Suparna at http://meandmysoliloquy.blogspot.com
Katie at http://prosecents.blogspot.com Katie wrote in the first SOLC with me!
Kam at http://kamsreading.blogspot.com
Max at http://teachingfrombehind.blogspot.com
and Max's class at http://maxsclassreads.blogspot.com
“It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.”
Yesterday I wrote about a loom from my mother that I wanted to set up to try a different kind of activity. I love reading and writing and spend a tremendous amount of time doing them, but it's good to access different kinds of creativity I think, hence this new idea of mine.
Since yesterday, I've found that this is going to be a bigger challenge than I imagined. I think I'll post my progress each Sunday and that will help me with deadlines. I have many other things to do including slicing, books to read for book groups, tax info to prepare, some things to write for work, my house to clean (Yes, I say to myself, I really do need to get out the vacuum and the swiffer duster.)
Yikes! Now there is the beginning of the loom sitting on my dining table, and the directions sitting by it, and more pieces in the box. This is a different loom than I've used before, so I think the internet is going to be helpful. I spent some time reading the directions, but now need to sit with them along with the laptop to look up terms, hoping to discover a great Youtube video that will help. I have the equipment; now need to learn how to use it! It might also be a great opportunity to connect with what we ask students to do all the time. We give them "things" and "directions" and sometimes it's hard, and they need that support, the scaffold. And sometimes we don't realize it, just wonder if they've tried hard enough.
I'll let you know how hard I tried!
|The first step-unscrew, put bars through, be sure to tighten well.|
|Figure out if the 'heddle blocks' are in the right place. Still don't know.|
|the first of several pages|