I love coming up with grand ideas. Big, beautiful literacy projects that combine learning and fun in an engaging way to make teachers and students smile. As a literacy coach, I am fortunate that I can collaborate with teachers to make such projects possible.
Enter Slice of Life Classroom Challenge. I stumbled upon the idea and reached out to my teachers to see who was interested in collaborating on this venture. I was hoping for at least 6 teachers who were interested. Unfortunately, I only had two takers to go on this writing adventure, but they are two of the most dedicated teachers I work with. I have no doubt that they will make this an amazing experience for their students.
It has already made me smile to go on the classes’ Kidblog pages and read what students are writing. I am so happy to see that so many students have written about being so excited to take on the challenge, and these are kids who HATE to write. Ahh, good thing blogging isn’t writing. (Please don’t tell them it is.)
As I thought about how excited the students are, I started to think about my own feelings about joining the SOL challenge. I’m excited, but also a little worried. What if I can’t come up with enough ideas to write about? What if I don’t have enough time to write anything meaningful or of substance? I guess the best way to get over these worries is keep calm and write on.