Can you relate?
One of the newer blogs I have been following is ruth ayres writes. Ruth is a teacher, author, and writing coach from northern Indiana who always has something interesting on her blog. If you are interested in becoming a better writing teacher, or becoming a writer yourself, Ruth's blog is a must-read.
Today, Ruth is launching a new linky party called Celebrate This Week. She is inviting fellow bloggers to share a celebration or two from their past week. I really love this idea so I decided to join her linky party.
If you have been following my blog, you may know that I am becoming more and more obsessed with writing instruction. I am now teaching writing to all three of the fourth grade classes at my school and quite simply, I love it! To be able to interact with young writers and help them cultivate a habit and confidence in writing is such a gift.
This past summer when I participated in the UW-Milwaukee Writing Project, I did my inquiry project on the importance of revising writing. This year, I have been making solid efforts to teach my students that revising is one of the most important parts of writing and I feel that I am starting to make some headway! (Celebrate!!)
This week, my 4th graders have been working on the first revision of their Mystery Narrative. As they conferred together, it was so amazing to hear the advice they offered each other. They took their job as a peer editor extremely seriously. They shared questions that came to mind as they read, made solid suggestions, and complimented specific things they had seen each other do. I couldn't have been happier!
What celebrations can you share about your week? I hope you will head over to Ruth's blog to share and read some others.
I hope you will come back tomorrow to share your ideas for your upcoming week with my Peek at My Week linky party. (You can kind of think of it as planning for tomorrow's celebrations today! :)
Have a great Saturday!