[Slice of Life] A Story From the Reading Well

It’s Slice of Life time with Two Writing Teachers! A story from the story well… The first chapter book I ever read by myself, from front cover to back cover, every single page, understanding the whole thing without any help, was The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. I remember the day I finished…

[SOLSC] Ineffability

I am taking part in the Slice of Life Story Challenge with Two Writing Teachers. For this challenge I will be attempting to write a “Slice of Life” post each day in the month of March and each Tuesday after that. Part of my new-found love for math centers around it’s elegance and ineffability. Last weekend…

[SOLSC], Tweet Speak

Writing a post in 140 character segments. @Dad wonders if severe  word limits diminish communication.  #solvingworldproblemsoverdinner He suggests brevity isn’t always preferred. I say synthesis is a higher order thinking skill.  #dadsfirstfishtaco #macandcheeseforme Language is an act of negotiating meaning,  he says. I wonder, isn’t that what we do here? Negotiate meaning in a small…

[SOLSC] Lost

I lost a day.  I must have put it down somewhere and forgot where I left it.  I bet I was holding on to it when I got the mail or switched over the laundry or took out the garbage. Maybe I did that thing where you put the milk in the cereal cupboard,  the…

[SOLSC] Mistake-making

I am taking part in the Slice of Life Story Challenge with Two Writing Teachers. For this challenge I will be attempting to write a “Slice of Life” post each day in the month of March and each Tuesday after that. I am not a good mistake-maker. It isn’t that I don’t do it well. I’m…

[SOLSC] Chips

Yes, you read that correctly.  I titled this post “chips.”  While I just spent the day at the 69th Annual ASCD Conference, ended it by learning from the fab Sir Ken Robinson (one of three people I would follow to an ashram anywhere), and then had a lovely blue beverage at the ASCD “Tweet-up” with…