Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Tuesday Slice of Life sponsored by Two Writing Teachers.
1. Are authors contributing to a generation without a proper understanding of capital letters when they refuse to use capitals in the titles of their books? Am I clinging to an old fashioned notion by still insisting that first words, last words, and all other important words in the title are capitalized on reading logs?
2. How do people keep up with the flood of email? Our new email system continues to baffle me, emails elude me by hiding in unusual places, and emails started (but not finished) slink away to the draft folder instead of staying in my current mailbox.
3. Wasn't life simpler for middle schoolers and their parents without teacher updates, assignments posted on Schoology, and grades entered on Skyward?
4. Since I didn't reach my goal of exercising five times this week, do I just give up and try again next week? Or do I celebrate each day that I exercise knowing that some is always better than none?
5. How can one book be filled with so many memorable lines? From the optimism here "Never let someone tell you that you can't do it," to the bleakness here, "All reality, I decide, is a blender where hopes and dreams are mixed with fear and despair," to the wisdom here, "Every person has lots of ingredients to make them into what is always a one-of-a-kind creation."
6. How can one book break my heart, celebrate life, create quirky characters I'll never forget, and stay with me long after I've turned the last page?
7. How can I resist purchasing my own copy of this book so I can mark it to my heart's content? My advice, treat yourself to a wonderful reading experience and pick up a copy of counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan! (It was hard, but I typed that title with no caps. Just don't tell my students!)