March 3, 2017

Slice of Life Challenge | Day 3


A month ago, we had an ice storm and lost our power for seven days. While staying at my parents' house, I slipped on the ice and hit my head. We went to the hospital where the doctor confirmed it was a concussion. Goodness gracious! I had to be home from school for a while so when I returned, I shared a book with my students to help explain what happened to me. Here are a few pages from my story:






https://twowritingteachers.org/2016/07/05/its-tuesday-write-share-give/



12 comments:

  1. What a clever way to share the story of your absence with your students! Hope you are feeling better now.

    Jennifer

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    1. Much better, Jennifer. Thank you!

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  2. Poor you. It must have hurt bad. I am sorry your experience with the ice was a bad one not a joyous skating one. On the positivevside - a book was born.

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    1. It did! Much harder to fall at 48! I don't remember it hurting so much when I was young! Haha!

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  3. You took a bad situation and turned it into a learning opportunity for your students using your own writing skills. I'm sure the next time they hear of someone with a concussion they will be all the wiser for your efforts. And you've no doubt inspired them to write of their own misfortunes!

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    1. Thank you so much for this encouraging comment!

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  4. With my daughter being a coach, she has to complete training for concussions. It is so scary, but it is reassuring knowing that someone is trained out on the floor. I hope you are doing better!

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    1. Much better!
      In the world of sports, it's so good that a concussion (the hidden injury) is taken more seriously now.

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  5. I love your book! Your illustrations are so cute and what a fantastic idea to help your littles understand. :) So happy you are feeling better now.

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  6. Oh my! You have had a lot going on recently! I love that you wrote a book to share your story and explain what happened with your students. Brilliant mentor text! And that handwriting and illustrations ... adorable. I pray you are continuing to heal and feeling better!

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle. You are a ray of sunshine!

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