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It's been two weekend days and three long days of testing since I last saw my 5th grade group. You know, the ones who "signed up" to join me in writing each day in March.
I'm excited to say that two of the four students have written EVERY DAY since March started. When one left her notebook at school, she found paper and wrote her slices there. The two other students said they've written a few days, but their notebook was at home. I assured all of them that it was optional to be part of the challenge - it was great if they wrote, it was fine if they didn't.... no pressure!
I showed the group a few of the comments I've received on my writing (thanks, everyone!), and I asked the two EVERY DAY writers if they wanted to share their writing with each other. I invited them to sit on the rug and have a conversation about their writing.
They did just that. They sat for a good 10 minutes, reading slices to each other and having a conversation.
I'm sorry that I wasn't sitting next to them. I'm sorry I missed it, but I know that conversation will inspire these students to keep on writing -- even when it gets tough -- for 22 more days!
Happy writing to all, and thank you so much for your encouraging comments! I appreciate them!