#SOL18 Day 19: Swirling Thoughts
How can I possibly write a Slice right now? I have SO much swirling in my head after a weekend at the Michigan Reading Association’s Annual Conference! Fortunately, I’ve seen a few structures that others have used in their Slices that would help me right now. 🙂
I could write about being energized by Colby Sharp and Donalyn Miller as they talk about the Nerdy Book Club and The Curiosity Project.
I could write about chatting with people I had just met about a few of our favorite books.
I could write about crying with Manny Scott as he talks about The Power of One.
I could write about one of my cats insisting on some quality time on my lap right now!!!
I could write about seeing pictures of Lois Lowry’s reading life as a child.
I could write about the thrill of discovering a few of the 40+ online databases that the Michigan eLibrary makes available to everyone in our state.
I could write about getting a bookmark made out of elephant poo from local author Linda McLean.
I could write about laughing with Jason Reynolds about his keen observations of a snooty first-class passenger.
I could write about the math part of my brain dancing as Dr. Mike Schmoker shares data.
I could write about making crow noises to find group members in a presentation literacy session.
I could write about knowing I made the right session choice when I saw Smokey Daniels also in the audience listening to Nell Duke speak about project-based learning.
I could write about squirming as I watched a video of Barrington Irving swimming within feet of a deadly sea snake.
I could write about looking out over the Detroit River on a beautiful sunny, cloudless day.
I could write about the power of having Byron Garrett delivering his entire keynote, not from the stage, but from the front rows of the ballroom floor.
I could write about the joy of watching my children go out and play with our neighbors after dinner.
I could write about needing to follow Donalyn’s inspiration from today and write down what is in my head and heart.
Happy Monday and Happy Writing, everyone!