And so it begins…

The scariest moment is always before you start. –Stephen King

slice of life

SOLC: Day One
Not only is this the first time I am accepting the Slice of Life Challenge–to write every day during the month of March, but this is my first post as a blogger.
Ok so I have been staring at my computer screen for a half an hour…is this normal? With a pen and a notebook I can fill up a page in no time. But my fingers are hesitant to touch the keys like they are forbidden to do so or something.

One of my 8th grade students sent me an email today with a poem attached that she thought I would appreciate. This is the moment that nerdy teachers live for. A student read a poem that she found on tumblr and thought of her Literacy teacher–I’m on cloud nine. It was one of those poems where you first read it top to bottom then read it from bottom to top. A poem with a double meaning. Some days the kids seem so distant and uninterested especially 8th graders. They have their minds on high school and are so done with Junior High. It is little things like this that make my day. Pretty cool.

8 thoughts on “And so it begins…

  1. Welcome Dawn,
    I confess, it took me longer to begin as a blogger but I have never gone back to the pen and paper, so be patient and enjoy. We are here to support you on this new journey. What a perfect day to get a poem from your student. Great timing!

  2. Congrats on accepting this challenge. I would love it if a student brought me a poem but I am one of those nerd teachers. Look forward to reading more.

  3. Great first slice. Glad you’re joining the journey! Staring at that computer screen can be intimidating. I’ve done the same thing many times. That’s why many of my slices start in my notebook. Even now, as I’m reading slices, if something sticks out to me and seems like I could write about it, I scribble in my notebook a minute. Trust me. There will be a day when you swear you have nothing to say. Then you can grab your notebook and PRESTO! A slice will be waiting.

  4. Welcome. I remember my fist post and yes it is a scary time with many questions. But you have a found a wonderful community that will support, encourage, and welcome you every step of the way. It’s what they do! I am so thankful. Good luck and I look forward to reading more from you.

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