A late afternoon Slice for #16 See more Slices at Two Writing Teachers
Usually I get a slice out smoothly in the morning but this is my 3rd attempt for#16. What’s going on???
I tried to slice through yesterday inspired by Kevin, but I forgot to keep the slices in real time and lost the flow when I tried bringing them back this morning.
I tried a second slice focused on today andthe day had a momentum of its own, so here I sit in the lovely B and B in Pawling, NY back here after a day at Dover Middle School getting to know better, two classes of 6th graders and then planning with the team as the project moves forward toward our May deadline.
It was an absolutely glorious morning, riding up the highways. Just a blast of sun and I was smiling, grinning actually. Of course, by the time I left the school the sun had given way to clouds but I was able to freeze the sun here as crossed the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. Don’t tell anyone I was shooting and driving at the same time.
I am having a blast with Mike’s 6th graders. So nice of him to share them with me. as we move deeper into their stories. They have been interviewing their grandparents and today they shared the kernels of their stories in a community story circle.
I remember when I began my first digital story at the Center for Digital Storytelling held in Sedona, Arizona. We sat together in a circle, leaving behind the computers positioned around us. We returned to the ancient oral tradition, taking our turn to share and then listen to our voices.
The magic continues at Dover Middle School.
Tomorrow three more classes will share their kernels together and I can’t wait.