Thursday, March 1, 2012

Writing is tougher than it sounds

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. 


  1. Lori,
    This is a powerful post. I think it's important to look back at our writing lives to understand who we are (or want to be) as writers today.
    Thanks for slicing,
    PS -- I'm not sure if your comment was published on TWT...will you double check. With so many comments, I got a little lost checking for yours. When you do comment, please leave the unique URL to this post in the reply box. If you have questions, please email me (you can find it in the slice post for today).

  2. Wow! What a switch around grade level and subject you've had! From high school to kindergarten, and you've survived to write about it. Can't wait to read more about these kindergarten adventures.