Saturday, July 20, 2019

Teachers Write Weekly Check In 7/21/2019

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Hello writer friends! How did we do this week! I can't believe how fast the time is flying. I went to school a couple of times this week. My younger son helped me get my bulletin boards covered and then both boys helped me move some bookshelves in. Lucky for me, a friend was moving out of her apartment at the beginning of the summer and had two tall bookshelves she was parting with. The previous teacher also left a few bookshelves there that I need to paint. I picked out a beautiful dark blue color at Home Depot and am planning to go in and paint on Monday. Super fun!

As far as writing goes, I explored some stories this week and worked on blog posts. It feels sooooo good to be blogging again. I'm so happy to be back to blogging and to having tons of ideas to share. One of my posts that I'll be sharing this week is 31 Things About Me. I saw my friend Mandy Robek do a similar post in March and after thinking so much about identity and how to start the year talking about identity with my students, I thought it was a great way to re-introduce myself. So look for that this week!

In terms of the amazing mentor texts that Kate shared this week...I wasn't up for rhyming fun in my writing BUT I read both books and enjoyed them. I added both to my list of picture books to share for classroom bookaday and have ideas for using them as mentor texts with my students.

This week I'm hoping to do some more blogging and spending some time with my novel. 

A reminder of my rules for Teachers Write Sunday Check-Ins:

1. We respect each other and the type of writing we do.
2. We are positive and encourage each other at all times.
3. We recognize and maintain this as a safe, inclusive environment for all.
**I reserve every right to put the smackdown
on anyone who messes with our positive energy.**

Ideas for today in the comments section:
How did you do this week? Did you meet your weekly goal(s)?
What was the pit of your week? (The hardest part, the non-fun part?)
What was the peak of your week? (The best part, the most-fun part?)
What are you looking forward to and planning for the week ahead?

And don't forget to join us for a virtual check in!

Sunday, July 21st
5:00 pm PST / 6:00 pm MST / 7:00 pm CST / 8:00 pm EST

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You'll need the link above to join the meeting. Please know that you'll have to download the Zoom app on your phone or computer and then click on the link and it should take you right into the meeting. You don't have to sign up or sign in but it will ask for your name. My advice is to sign in about 10 minutes ahead of time so you can troubleshoot. Let me know if you have any questions, my email is jen (at) teachmentortexts (dot) com.

Here is the date and time for our last Mentor Text Meet Up: 

Sunday, July 28th

5:00 pm PST / 6:00 pm MST / 7:00 pm CST / 8:00 pm EST

ALSO...on Monday, I'll be hosting a writing workshop with Story Exploratory. 
If you haven't seen me posting about Story Exploratory you can check it out here. And find information about workshops here. It's a passion project of mine and if you're someone who loves to write, I'd love for you to check it out!

Happy writing!

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