My classroom is not a quiet, orderly place.
Students are constantly moving, thinking, talking, reading and writing.
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March 20, 2017

A Slice of Sounds #SOLC17

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Write every day in March.
Two Writing Teachers

I finished my final paper for my ESL endorsement.  SQUEEEE!

I wrapped up the evening with a bit of basketball, watching Iowa lose to TCU.  BOOOOO!

I snuggled into bed under two blankets.   WARM!

I quickly fell asleep.  ZZZZ!

Approximately 2:00 a.m. Monday

I awoke to a terrible sound.  CRASH!

It was an intense thunderstorm with lightning. FLASH! BOOM!

Allison came to my room to chat and joke.  GIGGLE!

I fell asleep again.  ZZZZZ!

5:50 a.m.

I woke up to the alarm. BEEP BEEP BEEP!

I rolled over for 15 more minutes.  GROAN!

I got ready for the day.  SHHHHHH!  WHIRRRR!  

I drank a big cup of coffee.  SLURRRRP!

7:15 a.m.

I placed all my bags in the car. SLAM!

I heard a noise behind me.  SQUAWK!

Come back on Tuesday to get the rest of the story!


  1. Love it! The noises helped to make me feel like I was there. Can't wait for tomorrow!

  2. I love this! The noises are so playful, and add a great character to the story! I can definitely see myself using this as a mentor text in the future. Thanks!!

  3. What a clever slice! I can't wait to see what went "Squawk!"

  4. I love this structure! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I like how you used the time stamps to show us the range of these events in your life. Can't wait to read next!

  6. Love this! I love all of your sound words as well as the events of your day being presented to us. Looking forward to what's coming next tomorrow!