Monday, March 31, 2014

SOLSC #31: I Break My Own Rule!

    Today I join my fellow bloggers in
"serving up a slice" to the March SOLSC
   sponsored by Two Writing Teachers.
I told my students that they were NOT allowed to write a slice that ended with the words, "... and then I woke up."  I wanted their slices to be real, not made-up dreams.  Mid-month a student queried, "But what if I really had this particular dream?"  I think I surreptitiously told him he could write about it, but not to broadcast it.  Probably because of this prohibition to my students, I've had troubling dreams for more nights than I can count this month.

There was the nightmare with the out-of-control class!  Why do I still have this dream with retirement on the horizon?

There was the jumbled dream where I was a student with one of my current students, our teacher was my job-share teaching partner from over a dozen years ago, and we had a huge pile of meaningless work!

And finally, last night I was a student in a retired friend's class struggling through an exam over material that I had no recollection of ever having heard.  By the end of the dream, I realized that I had missed several days of class due to training a new person for our yearbook team (and I was actually on the yearbook staff in my own junior high days).

And now I'm wondering, "Does sleep deprivation lead to nightmares?"

We'll be celebrating today in Room 104 with slices of chocolate sheet cake!

And I'll close today (but see you again tomorrow!), with the new discovery that I made over the weekend.  When I clicked on the speech bubble in the upper far right corner of the Two Writing Teachers daily page, it led me to your responses to my comments.  I do love a serendipitous discovery!  (Regarding the query about The Poetry Box, I promise to get back to you this week.)


  1. You know, after all this time, I never saw that speech bubble!
    Chocolate slices seems a great ending to a great month of Slices!

  2. Rules are made to be broken, chocolate cake to be eaten and that speech bubble is gonna get clicked on! See you tomorrow:)

  3. I have to check out that speech bubble - you DO learn something new every day!

  4. Isn't it funny what shows up in the playground of our dreams? I've had some doozies lately too...and I always wonder what I should be taking from them. I do think some are providential...but some are just like a cartoon. Enjoy the cake today! That's a great way to celebrate a month of slicing! :) b (P.S. Thank you for your constant encouragement this month, Ramona. I always loved hearing from you!)

  5. I don't have many dreams, but sometimes they are very real, like yours seem to be, Ramona. Congratulations to your class, & thanks for the speech bubble "prize"!