April 3, 2013

I Missed It!

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I will admit, I never thought of myself as a writer.  So it was on a total whim that I decided to participate in the SOL challenge for the month of March.  Now, after writing each day for a month, I realize that I am a writer.  I enjoy doing it!  It is nice to think about things throughout the day, and then to sit down and write about them, too.  The words in Cathy Mere’s poem The Writer” are becoming more and more true for me each day that I wrote during the month of March.

Yesterday, which was a Monday, was a strange day for me.  Because there was no challenge, I did not write.  I really did miss posting to my blog.  Writing has worked its way into my already jam packed schedule.  Then, today when I saw the email in my mailbox from Two Writing Teachers, I smiled.  I knew I would write a post for today even though I knew that I had back-to-back classes and a late-afternoon banquet to attend.  I knew that I would make time for writing.  I guess if I am going to tell my students that they need to read, write and speak in English to improve their skills, I should take it to heart and practice what I preach!




Thank you ESL Club!  I enjoyed talking to everyone and learning about how spring is celebrated in different countries.  (Flowers from the banquet.)



  1. So fun to hear about your journey as a writer! I’ll look forward to your weekly posts. Congratulations on this great accomplishment.

    Comment by Ramona — April 3, 2013 @ 1:24 am | Reply

  2. I never thought I was a writer either, but here I am. This was my third challenge and yesterday was a lonely day with no blogging or comments.

    Comment by elsie — April 3, 2013 @ 1:30 am | Reply

  3. So glad you are writing! My ESL students participated in a class blog during March. It was a great experience. What was your banquet celebrating?

    Comment by Jaana — April 3, 2013 @ 1:48 am | Reply

    • It was a bittersweet celebration. Many of them will begin to return to their home countries now.

      Comment by mvervinck — April 3, 2013 @ 10:58 am | Reply

  4. So glad you are writing. This was my first challenge. I thought Cathy’s poem about what is a writer said it all…and I am sure your ESL students will learn from it. You say that many of them will begin to return to their home countries. Were they only here for a short time? Jackie

    Comment by jhaworthoy — April 4, 2013 @ 12:04 am | Reply

  5. I felt the same way after my first March Challenge last year! Since then, I’ve continued slicing every Tuesday and blogging more frequently other days as well, and it just keeps getting more rewarding! I hope you will continue to join us on Tuesday! (Sorry I missed your blog during most of the challenge — there were just too many slicers!) I teach ELLs too, so I’m looking forward to reading some of your other posts! 🙂

    Comment by JenniferM — April 5, 2013 @ 1:01 am | Reply

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