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Two Writing Teachers
pl n sing -tia [-ʃɪə]
small, precise, or trifling details
I am a big picture kind of person. I can't be relied on to make sure the day-to-day details and important information are in the right place. I have math skills, but I am truly a right-brained individual.
Paperwork is the enemy.
My husband checked the date, and he reminded me that we need to get our taxes to the accountant.
In doing some research for my "teacher stuff", I found that I didn't renew my International Reading Association membership. (I thought that was on auto renew!) I can't remember when I bought my classroom bookshelves. I always forget to keep track of classroom expenses separate from my household expenses (BOOKS FOR EVERYONE!).
Can I help a student find a great book? Yes - I'm wired to remember book titles, authors and summaries.
Can I remember pieces I've played in orchestra? Yes, when I hear them. Don't ask me who wrote the piece.
Today I will try not to feel guilty about what I can't find in the minutiae. I will conquer the paperwork drawer so I can then celebrate my creativity and work on knitting, music, and reading!