It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 4/3/17

For those who struggle to comprehend much math or computer talk (like me!), biographies of Ada Lovelace can be tricky. Much as I want to love her, I just can’t quite understand what her big ideas were. But Robinson translates Lovelace’s ideas into language that even I could follow. And the art is exquisite. A…

April Writing Challenges #sol17

Last year at the end of March slicing, I was so in the zone with daily writing, and I wanted to keep going. I needed a new challenge. For those who find themselves in the same good predicament of wanting to keep writing and needing a new challenge, here are some ideas. Another popular daily…

Baby Pictures: Slice of Life 30/31 #sol17

He’s had something on his mind all week, but he hasn’t been ready to tell me. When I read the school announcements this morning, I figure it out. 8th Grade Reflections: Items needed by EACH student: One infant photo One toddler photo One current photo A favorite quote (school appropriate) Video describing your favorite 8th…

Words: Slice of Life 29/31 #sol17

I’d been K’s teacher for two years, but I found him difficult to get to know. He was a good student but didn’t take risks in his writing and rarely shared anything personal. He related to the world through relentless sarcasm, which sometimes made me laugh and sometimes got on my nerves. I’d always been…

Some Thoughts on Slicing: Slice of Life 27/31 #sol17

It’s not so much a daily writing challenge as it’s a daily publishing challenge, and that’s very different. With daily writing, I play, I ponder. I spend more time staring out the window. I patiently follow a thread through several meandering pages, and I don’t mind if it’s a dead end. With daily publishing, there…