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Monday, March 24, 2014

A Monday Isn't Usually Too Bad...

Today was a Monday. I don't usually gripe about Mondays. I was looking forward to it. I had great plans for today. Great plans for the week actually and I was ready to tackle it. Then I found out my students had other plans. It was an interruption fest! I could barely get a word in edge wise. It was as though we hadn't been together in weeks. Ugh! I just wanted to teach but instead I had to put out fires and redirect. Oh well, tomorrow will come and we all decided to focus on one thing we can do better tomorrow. Less talking more learning!
This is coming from a person who values talk as a learning tool. However, today it was a bit overrated!

Tomorrow's plans?

  • Talk about ways we can write with dialogue but without the word "said.
  • Talk about "invitations to notice" when it comes to dialogue.
  • Share with each other where we have successfully used dialogue and maybe parts that weren't so successful.
  • Talk about using feelings and action within our dialogue to add detail and make it more interesting.

Hmmmm....lots of talking in there. Huh, well, I guess I will be more direct about what kind of talking we will be doing and maybe I will talk a little less too! :)


  1. Mondays are like that. I always see them as a fresh new start, but often the days away from each other get in the way of my plans. The students have an urgency to reconnect with each other. I hope things are smoother tomorrow.

  2. Funny how the kids' plans don't always match ours, right?

  3. It may prove to be a very reflective lesson about talking - there is a time and place for all kinds! (Well, hmmm, when is interrupting good? Maybe in an emergency!) Sorry you had a rough day.

  4. It can be frustrating when the class has different ideas for the day than you do! It sounds like you have a good attitude about it though. Tomorrow is a new day with a new plan and a new opportunity to learn. I hope you have a great day!

  5. Oh my goodness. I am in the middle of said ' talking fest' at school today, right now, in my lunch break. Throw in a 'wet play, rainy lunch time' and we have talking with volume extreme. I too am hoping for a less talkative day tomorrow.

  6. I am so sick of everyone else's plans for my kids that stop the learning! All I want is simple and routine. No bells and certainly no whistles.

  7. Oh my goodness! Same kind of day!


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