I'm approaching a shift, a change. I have seen the signs before. I know myself well.
I am starting to feel more like a writer and less like a teacher. I love teaching and I always will. I especially love teaching writing because it is so cathartic and self-building. More and more , I find myself wanting to stick to Memes as a way to practice writing on my blog. On Tuesday it's SOL, on Friday it's Poetry, on Saturday I celebrate, and on Sunday I think of new ways to foster technology creation. That's four solid days a week.
I used to write about what I was teaching. I used to blog about how you could do what I was doing. The teachers I used to follow all began to make things on Teachers Pay Teachers, but I didn't want to do that. I don't like to laminate or create games. I think it's easier to keep my room simple than decorative.
The shift I'm making is subtle. Yes, I'm writing more, but I'm also telling people I'm a writer more than I tell them I'm a second grade teacher. I'm not sure what that means. One thing I've been thinking about is starting a different blog this year for my students to follow what I'm reading and what I think about each book. I'm also thinking of giving this blog a break. Just to see if I miss it. It's been four years. A blog is unlike a journal in that it never ends, the pages don't run out. You can't put it in your closet and bring it out when you are nostalgic. It looks so sad when someone doesn't write on their blog--like those days are gone.
I must give it some more thought.
________________________________________________________________It's Tuesday, so I'm writing alongside Two Writing Teachers for Slice of Life.