Slice of Life Story Day 16 A Community of Writers Begins To Emerge
I look forward to watching the progress as the school year unfolds. Writing in this school has begun to move beyond the four walls of the classroom. Students are taking their notebooks home and finding a host of places to gather writing inspiration. One student was keen to show me a photo. In the photo she is shown standing with her family at a sporting event last weekend. In the photo she is holding her writer’s notebook. Writing has moved beyond something that you do for a teacher. There is genuine ownership of the writing life here.
A group of students were keen to have me look at their notebooks and where they were at in their development. They were proud of their efforts and the collected pieces I read were varied and interesting. The energy around writing is highly visible. I could not wait to share my uplifting experience with the Principal and further validate the great things happening here. Good news deserves to be shared.