Usually, I reserve my before-dawn writing hours, for my creative writing. But sometimes, during report cards or if I have to prep for a podcast, I need to use that time in another manner. Today was one of those mornings, and I was dreading it.
As I continued reading Text Sets in Action by Mary Ann Cappiello and Erika Thulin Dawes, I began to lose myself in their words. Just like their text sets facilitate connections in elementary classrooms, their writing facilitated connections in my mind.
Critical thinking... Steve Jenkins' book, Animals by the Numbers... my students' critical responses about a book we read earlier this year...
And the Muse barged in.
Just like she did nine years ago when I was on an interview committee listening to my colleague talk about how if students don't know the combinations of numbers that add to ten, they won't be successful in math. The Muse dropped off the concept for 100 Bugs!. Then, during my drive home, she gave me the text word-for-word.
Thank you for visiting again, dear Muse.
Please stop by anytime.