Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Slice of Life: Tying Up Loose Ends!

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Dana, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Lisa, and Melanie
 for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.

One of the things we do on our Christmas card is to note important events of the past year.  Author Irene Latham's visit to our middle school was listed this year along with grandson Teddy's first visit to Seattle.  

As I cleaned up a bit before the holidays, I guiltily unearthed a green banner completed by the members of our after school book club with their thoughts about Irene's visit.  My slice of life on October 4th summarized Irene's visit to the Seattle area and her stop at our middle school.   I linked to padlets created by one of our ELA teachers and promised a forthcoming padlet that would record my takeaways from both presentations and responses from the students in our after school book club.  

So that is the loose end that today's slice refers to and here's the link to the padlet with my notes and the responses from members of Books, Brownies, and Beyond (who were treated to a special session with our visiting author).  The banner was reduced to small snippets of paper that I cut off the banner and then photographed.  I hope you'll enjoy this late share of quotes from Irene's visit and student responses.  I know I'm enjoying the relief that comes from finally taking care of this obligation.  Better late than never, right? 


  1. Yippee for tying up loose ends! Congratulations and what will you get to do next, now that this is taken care of?

  2. Yes! it would always be on your mind as incomplete so excellent to be able to check that off!

  3. So good to tie up a loose end! Lots of great stuff in your padlet. Today, I'm taking away "My first draft can take about six weeks, but revision can take years." Just had a discussion with teachers about their students not wanting to work on their writing after their first draft...