SLICE OF LIFE CHALLENGE 2015 - #1
It's an exciting day, March 1st, day one of the Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life Challenge. It's my fifth year, wonderful itself, but this time I'm slicing with my class. Welcome them please at the classroom posts at Linda & Jonathan's Class Blog. My assistant Jonathan is also participating at JK's Slice of Life, my colleague, Max at TeachingFromBehind, and his assistant, Kam at A Moment With Kam. Their class blog is Max and Kam's Class Blog.
I'm one of the concierges for the Classroom Slice of Life, with Margaret Simon of Reflections on The Teche, an old Slicer friend. In fact, I just read her first post, so filled with advice for those doing this with their classrooms. Go right over to see what she shares!
And as she said on her blog, some day we'll actually meet. Please ask questions of either of us if you need help!
I've written about looking out my office window, but now I'm back in my former classroom with the best view in the school. Sometimes when I’m here in the quiet after school, I take pleasure of looking out the window, to my lovely view of the mountains. I imagine all the things I’ll see during the year. On this snowy day I'm here working out the plans for the coming week, imagining what I might see soon, when the snow melts, and green things starts appearing. It's going to be spring before we know it, at least I hope so! This time, I am now looking forward to the changes it will bring, like the leaves that seem to pop open overnight, that faint light green on the ground that soon becomes something to mow, and then the color: yellow daffodils, lavender lilacs, red tulips. I’m also ready to see the students playing outside, but this time in bright colors, shorts and tank tops. I’ll watch the birds return, and those who stayed busy themselves for new families.
I’ll also look a little farther to the mountain peaks, and wonder white snow will be replaced by browns and greens. Students will sit outside with their notebooks, sketching or writing. It’s a great thing to look out windows. I'll be sure to take a few more pictures to remember this fabulous view before I leave.