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…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 3/27/17

This book cover does not need a name on it for us to know whose work it is. Which is actually kind of amazing when you think about it. I mean, it’s a big brown triangle with crazy eyes. But you know it’s Jon Klassen’s work. Triangle is another very fine and slightly off-kilter-in-a-good-way collaboration…

Drawing: Slice of Life 26/31 #sol17

My son sits in his usual spot on the red sofa, but he’s directed me to the opposite corner. Usually he wants me close, but right now he’s drawing and he lives privacy. I can sit nearby with my notebook but “Don’t look!” A coloring book of magical beasts is spread across one knee and…