We are ready for "social distancing" to be over! We are entering week 2 of the school closures in PA. While it has been extended another two weeks, thankfully schools have not been canceled all together yet. During this social distancing time, I am thankful for the writer's notebooks I started with my students. Since that was the one thing I made sure student brought home with them, I hope they are using them to continue writing.
When I started my notebook, I honestly didn't have a 100% buy in with it. However, my mindset has completely changed in the last few weeks. I see how powerful it can be with my own writing, and I hope my students are feeling empowered with their writing as well.
I'm excited to finally be able to check in with my students next week. I'm also interested to hear about whether they have been using their writer's notebooks daily. In the meantime, some of them have been using our Google Classroom page to respond to "Share" topics we would normally discuss during Morning Meeting. While social distancing may not be fun, it has opened my eyes to the power of writing, blogging and finding other means to communicate with others.