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Monday, August 6, 2012

Come away with Me!






Tuesday's Slice-at The Two Writing Teachers (thanks Ruth and Stacey for hosting this)...

For this week's slice, I didn't have a feel for what to write about so I went back through my writer's notebook and found a
Monday Morning warm-up prompt posted by Jo Knowles on her blog.  During a summer writing camp that she teaches, she allows campers to post their ideas for writing prompts. In the spirit of fostering student ownership, I think having students contribute prompt ideas would be helpful and I plan to use it this year.

The prompt I chose to write to was "Come Away with Me"...

Since I have been so inspired by all of the technology I've learned and experienced this summer, that was my topic of choice...also inspired by learning that I'll be in a newly constructed (2008) school this year that will have technology options available!  Woo-hoo!

Come Away with Me
By Amy Rudd
Come away with me
from the land of old
to the land of the new
of inspiration and information!
A place where technology helps you grow and do what you do
No more chalk boards with all that dust
Now on with technology it 's really a must!
The virtual world is a fantastic place 
where everything's buzzing at a break-neck pace
An interesting place where new ideas are ablaze 
a place of mystery, adventure, play
iPads, Smartboards, Twitter, and Pinterest
You're sure to engage in something of interest!
So off and away- get started today!  
Choose someone who can help (a friend in deed)
and you'll be on your way as you have all you need!

15 comments:

  1. It has been an amazing and inspiring summer of writing for many of us. This is a great 'mentor text' in that it is approachable and kids (and teachers) will really relate to the technology part!

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  2. Isn't it amazing what we have at our fingertips? I am looking forward to learning even more and learning with others just makes it more fun!

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  3. "Now on with technology, it's really a must" - yes, we are definitely being pulled into a new future, exciting - but good to have friends with us on the journey.

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  4. Oooh I am jealous of your new setting. It sounds fantastic! I'll be scrunched in corners of others' rooms or the 1/2 of a 1/2 of a classroom teaching with my blackboard and drooling as I think of you. HA. Your poem was a lot of fun! I haven't been doing teachers write at all the last few weeks. I need to visit it again.

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  5. I loved these lines:
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    I am waiting for the inspiration to hit me(or just to nudge me) in the very near future!

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  6. Great idea and better yet a great poem that says it all! I just love technology!

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  7. All this summer writing has sparked a bravery in me, and I feel it in you too. It's like a Just Do It sign on my computer. Your writing is always so fresh and fun. I like how you just do it. Your students must love it too.

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  8. I just got the flyer from my district for the Technology Institute. So many choices and we only get to participate in two workshops! "The virtual world is a fantastic place." - I couldn't agree more, and I'm so glad to participate in this weekly gathering of writing friends on Slice of Life.

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  9. I'm so excited for you,Amy. Technology has the ability to bring our world so much closer together. Slice is such an example of it. I think your personality really comes through on your posts. I'm so fascinated by all the voices every week. Have fun this year. xo nanc

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  10. "Everything buzzes at a break-neck pace" certainly describes the challenge, and "new ideas ablaze" suggest the reward of taking the challenge.

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  11. "To the land of the new." A new place and new technology will make the school year exciting. Enjoy!

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  12. I like the idea of a writers notebook. I have Come Away With You to your new home. From the old to the new. I hope you have a fun year mentoring your students from your writers notebook, with all of the new technology.

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  13. I am new to the Slice of Writing but I am so excited about what I see! :-)

    I like the idea of offering a prompt once in awhile for "stuck" writers. Come away with me nudges one to think of a place they would love to take others to, whether it be real or imagined. What a great idea! I'm writing that one down. Love your poem, too, Amy!!! :-)

    Shari

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  14. Isn't it great to have the summer to explore? I need that time to digest, because as you said, "everything's buzzing at a break-neck pace." Your excitement echoes through these lines!

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  15. cute poem! I love your enthusiasm! :-) My favorite part is "new ideas are ablaze" -- awesome way to describe the excitement of learning! Having students suggest prompts is a great idea too!

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