So…how have your first days of school been? Crazy and wonderful, stressful and joyful, and everything in between, I’d be willing to bet. And I’d also bet that you haven’t found too much time for writing amid the seat charts and get-to-know you papers of September.
But let’s see if we can find our way back to that place…
(If you’re just finding us, you can read this post about Teachers Write to learn what we’re all about…and if you click here, you can check out all the prompts, mini-lessons, and assignments we’ve had so far.)
We’re going to kick off our 2012-2013 school-year Teachers Write with a quick-write. Even if you can only find ten minutes, give it a try. Some time this weekend, or in a quiet moment next week, write a memory about one of your parents. Choose something specific, something that maybe didn’t mean much at the time but does now….like this story about my dad and the carnations.
If you’re writing fiction these days, try this activity from your main character’s voice…or your antagonist’s point of view.
Share an excerpt in the comments if you’d like. Or just keep this one in your notebook if that feels more right.
But one way or another, try out the assignment, okay? Get those writing muscles flexing again, and we’ll be back next Friday with a mini-lesson on craft that you can try yourself and then share with your students.