Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers It’s Tuesday and I’m finally slicing “We steadily vow that no matterHow we are weighed down,We must always pave a way forward.” This line from Amanda Gorman’s poem,”New Day’s Lyric” really stuck with me TodayI struggled trying to select my one little word for 2022None of…… Continue reading Forward
Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers. Thanks for stopping by! Muffins remind me of the Sunday mornings of my childhoodMuffins freshly bakedAnd in a basketSitting on the kitchen islandCinnamon with crumb toppingBlueberry with a sprinkle of sugarLemon PoppyseedApple StreuselMuffins made with love Muffins remind me of my Grandmother at ChristmasOverflowing holiday bagsFilled…… Continue reading Ode to Muffins
Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers Thanks for stopping by! When your heart is so heavyAnd you’re not sure if what you are doing is enoughYou remind yourself that you can do hard thingsThat there is always joy to be found So you pauseAnd you make a list of the joy that…… Continue reading Look For the Joy
I have always considered myself a cat personGrowing up, we always had catsWhen I think back to my childhoodSo many memories are of the funny things my cats didLike Alice breaking in to the cupboard to steal powdered sugar donutsOr Chase playing fetch with a crumpled up post-it noteOr Ralph curling up in my Barbie…… Continue reading Confession Slice
Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers Thanks for stopping by! Bedtime with young kids can be tough.I thought as they got older, it would get easier.In some ways it has, and in other ways it has not.If this were a confession slice, I might even confess that it’s the hardest, sometimes most dreaded part of…… Continue reading Snuggle Buggle
Grief is a weird thingIt shows up, unexpectedLike when you’re walking down the grocery aisle at the storeAnd you spot cinnamon raisin bagelsAnd you think to yourselfMmm those look goodI bet they’re not as a good as a NYC bagelA freshly made that morning bagelA bagel I usually eat with…Grief is a weird thingIt shows…… Continue reading Cinnamon Raisin Bagel
There is something magical about having a shared reading experience as a class. It pulls us closer together as a community. It helps us think more deeply and consider new perspectives. It helps activate our thinking. It helps us make connections with ourselves and the larger world. Read Aloud is magical. For instance, when you…… Continue reading Read Aloud is Magical
When I woke up this morning, it felt like a Monday. You know, the I-don’t-want-to-get-out-of-bed kind of Monday. The kind of Monday where you hit your snooze button multiple times–because it’s cold and you’re warm under the blankets and there’s no way it’s really time to get up. And yet, somehow, we were all ready…… Continue reading It’s Monday (Time for the Chicken Nugget Song!)
It’s cold. It’s wet. It’s rainy. Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers March Slice a Day Challenge! I’m slicing every day this month. Thanks for stopping by.
Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers March Slice a Day Challenge! I’m slicing every day this month. Thanks for stopping by.