Join me on my writing journey each week as I post to the Tuesday Slice of Life sponsored by Stacy and Ruth from Two Writing Teachers.
I just finished One for the Murphys by Linda Mullaly Hunt. It's full of golden lines, but the ones I'm sharing today are particularly applicable for the start of the school year. I liked the book so well that I may have to talk more about it in a future post.
". . . But when Mrs. Murphy tells me I'm smart, I am. When she tells me I'm funny, I am. When she tells me how thoughtful I am, I become that way. I swear, if she told me I was a duck, I'd be checking in my high tops for webbed feet."
Never forget that our words powerfully impact our students every day. So as I'm off to a four day week of school, I want to remind myself that my words help to build community and build individuals. Every year I name my group of students.
This year's group - The Fantastics!