March 1, 2015

Slice of Life Challenge 1 | questions


Today is the first day of the annual Slice of Life Story Challenge hosted by the Two Writing Teachers. For the month of March, teachers will be writing and sharing every day. As I read Terje's post this morning, it reminded me of how much I enjoy asking questions. It's a wonderful way to dig deeper, to reminisce and to have ah-ha moments like "I felt the same way!" So for my first day, I am going to answer a couple questions.


Wendy
1981

What did you want to be when you grew up ?

Wendy and I wanted to be farmers. It was our dream to have lots of animals. While we were growing up, we spent hours and hours playing in our grandparents' barns, and roaming through fields and woods. I could share countless childhood adventures!


Camp Taconic
1992

What was your favorite summer job?

When I was attending a college in Boston, I worked as a counselor at Camp Taconic in Red Hook, New York. I had great summer jobs when I was young, but this one was my favorite (and the most challenging).

Hmm...I now have ideas for what I can write about over the next few days!





23 comments:

  1. I love how you started your post with questions. I was either going to be a nurse or a teacher. I planned to live in a small town. While I am a teacher, I live in a Chicago suburb.

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    1. Thank you for being here and for sharing, Darlene!

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  2. What a great way for you (and students) to generate ideas about which to write. Answering questions is a great way to dive into a story.

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    1. So true!
      I was already wondering what to write about for a whole month and this helped me tremendously! My mind is already turning about the next few days.

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  3. Getting students to ask questions is such a vital part of teaching. Your post makes me think about this. We tend to embrace compliance and, well, question questioning. :-)

    This is my first SoL challenge; for other challenges, folks have shared links to to their posts, so here is mine for today: http://evolvingenglishteacher.blogspot.com/2015/03/on-differences-those-that-matter-and.html

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  4. Ah, summer camp. I could probably come up with a month of slices just on the topic of camp. I spent 18 summers, everything from a camper to a director. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face and I think fondly on those days.

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    1. Wow! You must have so many wonderful camp stories!

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  5. Questions get your mind to thinking and remembering. I'll have to add them to my list to jog my memory. Looking forward to reading more.

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  6. Thanks for the reminder that questions are great writing idea generators. I may just borrow your idea.

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    1. It's helpful to get ideas from each other! Thanks for being here!

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  7. Two seeds for many slices in this first SOL! Looking forward to hearing more :)

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    1. Phew! I know! I was starting to wonder what I was going to write about already! :0)

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  8. A farmer, huh? See you learn something new every day! Great memories ... that, yes, will lead to more slices!
    Michelle

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    1. Yup! We talked about being vets too! We were much more interested in animals than boys! We planned to never marry! Yuck!

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  9. It is good to read your words today. I'm glad you are going to be collecting slices this month.
    Hugs,
    Ruth

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    1. Reading your comment made my heart smile.

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  10. Like you, I enjoy questions. I recently read A More Beautiful Question. The author suggests that perhaps questions are more important than answers. I would agree.

    Cathy

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  11. Questions are such a great strategy for getting ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. They helped me get warmed up for stories in March. Phew! :0)

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  12. Wow!!!! You wanted to be a farmer!?!?!?! I would never have survived that. hahaha

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