Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Good things come in threes!

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Tuesday Slice of Life sponsored by 
Two Writing Teachers.
I know that my slice of life is supposed to be one small moment from my week, but this week I simply must share three special moments:

New book friend arrives
A Wednesday walk without rain
Mother love abounds!

The first one came when I wandered into a friend's classroom to ask a question.  He's my go-to guru!  As I left his classroom, a student whispered to me, "I heard you love books. May I stop by sometime to talk books with you?"  Her words delighted me, and I didn't have to wait long for our first conversation.  Friday morning she arrived in my classroom with some of her favorite reads.  I made a stack of her favorites that I haven't read!  And today I must make time to scan my shelves for titles to share with her.

When a blue sky arrives in the middle of a rainy week, it's time to grab my tennis shoes, call a friend, and head out for a walk.  This friend indulges me as I stop to snap pictures on our walks.  While it may not be the most aerobic walk, these pictures feed my soul (have I told you that I love trees?).   After this Wednesday walk with a friend, it was back to school to grade a few more papers with newfound energy and zest for life.

On Friday my sixth graders filled the room with laughter as they created original cards with poems and prose for Mother's Day.  I assured them that homemade is best, definitely less expensive, and infinitely more meaningful.  


  1. Home made cards and poems are the best. And the best thing about rain is the blue skies it brings.

  2. Just an FYI-I loved True...Sort Of! And also enjoyed your 'three' things. I love trees too, Ramona! What a happy post!

  3. I wouldn't worry so much about the rules of SOL. It's intended to keep us writing. Small moments are just less intimidating, and your post is filled with them. I too love when kids I don't teach reach out to me on the word of a friend.

  4. Happy post, beautiful trees! Thanks!

  5. What a plethora of goodness filled your week!

  6. Hooray for all the good things that filled your week, Ramona, and thank yo for sharing them!