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Slicing every day in March!!





I'm not sure what to write for this last slice of the March Slice of Life Challenge. It's the last day and I'm a bit stuck for ideas.

Today was a cold, rainy day.
It has been cold and raining for several months now.
I wish it would stop, even if for just a little while.
A few sunny days and blue skies would really help pick up my spirits.

This weekend is the second round of elections in Ecuador. It has been a long, dirty campaign season.
Many accusations have been hurled across a great divide. Some fear a new spate of violence on Sunday when the polls close at 5:00 p.m. I'm hoping this prediction doesn't come true.

This weekend is also for writing progress reports. This snuck up on me, though I know I'm not the only one feeling this way. It must have been on some calendar that progress reports are due on Monday, but somehow it got past all of us. Too many other things running through our minds.

This year, I've been thinking a lot about how to make reading and writing more joyful, more grassroots. More about the kids. There have been some great moments and some that I'd prefer not to remember. I hold onto the great moments so that I can create similar ones with my students again and again.

I will miss sharing my slice every day on the Two Writing Teachers website. I'll go back to doing that on Tuesdays. But, as I've written several times this month, this year of blogging in March has been different from previous ones. My writing has flowed more easily than in other years. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because I've stopped worrying about what I'm going to write and have simply written whatever came into my mind. I've let the words flow as they may. Then, from there, the rest came pretty easily. So, starting tomorrow, I plan to blog every day as part of my daily writing routine. I'm excited to see where this takes me.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this challenge, especially to the Two Writing Teachers for setting it up and keeping us going. I hope to see everyone on Tuesday.

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