This is inspired by Erin, who writes on One Miraculous Mama, and who sliced her version of the 5-4-3-2-1 format, which was inspired by Carol. I have seen this format on another blog site as well, and have previously encouraged my students to write it too. They never did. Funny how my students NEVER go with the ideas I give them for their daily writing. They’ll remain stuck for ideas, but won’t go with any suggestions.
Here is my version of the 5-4-3-2-1 format:
5 things that made me smile this past week:
- One of my students told me, “Miss, we can talk with you, like really talk. I don’t think we’ve been so open and honest with any other teacher ever.”
- My 17-year old son had his farewell party in school. He’s all set to graduate soon. How fast they grow up!
- I met someone who loved the series ‘Ozark’ as much as I did, and was as fascinated with the characters as I was.
- My weekly ‘sister Zoom’ was full of jokes, gossip, and crazy laughter.
- We had a spontaneous early morning Slicer meet-up in school, in my classroom, complete with pictures, something to eat, and total joy. Eight of us have been slicing from one building, and it’s been one whirlwind month, but we did it! We range from first-timers to tenth-year Slicers, and each of our experiences was unique. It was sense of community at its best.
4 words to describe my upcoming week:
- Busier than usual
3 plans for this weekend
- More pre-cooking
2 things I learned this past week:
- As expensive as things are getting, we’re probably never getting back to pre-Covid levels of cost of living.
- Ever so often, Worldle will throw up names of countries no one you know has ever heard of, making you want to quit playing, but you’ll still go back to it the very next day.
1 goal for next weekend:
- Get over with some long-pending return dinner invites. For an introvert with social anxiety, that’s a long shot.
To the team at “Two Writing Teachers,” a huge thank you and a round of applause for making this month happen. To my ‘We Are Eight’ team at school: I wouldn’t have had the courage to take this on this year, had it not been for you all joining in. Thank you for helping me decide! To all the Slicers who read, commented on, and/or liked our posts, thank you for helping us feel seen and included. To all the other Slicers, it was a privilege to read your posts and get to know a Slice of your lives. It’s been very interesting to get to know people from across continents. I have grown and learned something every day of this month. For the next so many weeks, I will keep coming back to read Slices I missed out on this month. I don’t want to ket anything go unread!