After reading several posts these past few days I realize I'm not sure I ever saw myself as a writer. As an elementary kid I had dreadful spelling and even worse handwriting. Am I dating myself to say that when I got an electric typewriter in college writing got easier? Yes, I knew it would. Fast forward to my life with a laptop, today I prefer to type my thoughts. I confess as I write in front of my kindergartners occasionally I worry I’ll revert to my timid and ashamed writing self of my elementary and middle school years.
I started my career as a Library Media Specialist. Budget cuts came along and my position disappeared. I landed in Third grade for a year, then in High School Social Studies for a really long year! Now I’m in my 3rd year of kindergarten. I write every day in mini lessons for my students. I teach in an alternate day program so I often recycle my stories. Next year we’re slated to go to an all-day every day schedule, so I’ll need to generate more original stories. Of course my “stories” tend to be 3 or 4 sentences long.