Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014

For teacher's write our next assignment was to pick a childhood memory and turn it into a work of fiction.  Here is my attempt.  (names are in fiction)

    Suzie was five years old and had enjoyed having her parents undivided attention although she knew this was going to change because a new baby was coming to the house.  The night of her sister's arrival was a blur because she started off waiting with her dad at the hospital and then was whisked away by her uncle.  It was very late in the evening and Suzie's eyes could no longer stay awake.  As her eyes were slowly closing her uncle gently said that they would be going on an adventure..  Where would this adventure take Suzie and her favorite uncle only time would tell.  Well Suzie could no longer stay awake and fell asleep in her uncle's car.  When Suzie awoke in the morning she was at her grandparent's house and woke up with anticipation.  "Grandma", she said has my new sister come yet?  In a soft, soothing voice my grandmother responded yes and that I needed to get ready because we are on our way to the hospital to see her in person.  In Suzie's mind wonder and anticipation about what her new baby sister would like and if she would like Suzie.  Suzie was ready to be the best big sister!!

Teacher's Write 2014 Assignment One

Assignment Number One Teacher's Write Summer 2014
Diana Pettis
July 9, 2014

     I am very excited about the opportunity that Kate Messner is giving teacher's this Summer.  I hope it is not to late to enter in my first writing.  My goal in participating in Teacher's Write is to refine my own writing so that I will be better able to instruct the students this coming fall and support the teacher's in my building as we get ready to launch Writer's Workshop.

Summer Relaxation (A work in progress)
   It has been nice to sit back and relax after a very busy and productive school year in my new role as Reading Specialist.  Summer really blends to relaxation and reflection for teacher's.  On this sunny Maine day I enjoyed being with family as we celebrated my nephew's birthday.  Highlights of the day included: children splashing and jumping in the pool, adults in conversation about upcoming events, and  a game with kicking around a soccer ball.  The joy on my nephew's face as he was blowing out his birthday candles, the smile on my youngest son's face as he was eating cake and icecream made me feel so blessed to have this opportunity.  Spending time with family is truly a blessing for me and to be apart of my nephew's birthday was an added bonus.