Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Curled up on yourself

Do you ever get that feeling of closing up on yourself? It’s a feeling of hugging yourself close in, of not sharing.

That’s what I feel like, what I’ve felt like, the last couple of weeks.

It is a hard place for a blogger to be; when your objective is to write but the words want to stay inside where it’s warm and cozy, things tend to be a little shy of productive.


I want so badly to do my own thing with the Fab 4’s, but I also want to do exactly what my team is doing, too. I wanted (needed) a year of following the steps of excellent teachers, but the bright little light in me wants to create create create and get my 4’s hands’ dirty. It seems like there should be some easy answer, but I’m stubborn so it hides from me.

Fourth grade is da bomb, yo. Best. Grade. Ever.
Maniac Magee
CCSS writing

Lastly, I've been looking for sneaky ways to get in teeny doses of persuasive writing. I found one way by writing small book recommendations. It’s a 3 minute write: you write the book title and author, then write one sentence (at least) why you liked the book. I’m all about the word because lately, but only if it’s followed by more words. Alone: bad. With words: good!

Check out this cutie little fall themed set. We have these hanging all over our room!


  1. I love this sneaky way of getting in persuasive writing! I featured it on my recent blog post and am your newest follower:) LOVE your blog!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

    1. Awww, thanks! Sneaky is the way to be, that's my motto. Actually no, it's not my motto. But I do love to be sneaky with writing. It's good fun.

      I'm going to hop on over and check Fourth Grade Flipper out. How could I NOT love a blog with that name?


  2. This comment has been removed by the author.