Write a series of sentences that have two parts. In the first part, state something that you know. It can be anything that you are sure of. Begin with the words, "I know..." Begin the second part of the sentence with the phrase, "...but I don't know..." Write whatever comes to mind. If the second part of the sentence doesn't seem related to the first part, don't worry … [Read more...] about What You Don’t Know
Write about things that the sun does and causes. Put the sun in the first part of every sentence. Here are some examples of how your sentences might begin: Until the sun ... Because the sun ... If the sun ... Without the sun ... The sun ... How the sun ... Where the sun ... ... the sun ... When you have filled a page with ideas and … [Read more...] about Start With the Sun
Taste, touch, hearing, smell and sight are not our only senses. We hear about a "sixth sense" which is vaguely defined as information that comes from "somewhere else." Not everyone thinks that sense is real. Proprioception is a sense that is definitely real, however. This is the sense that tells us where our body is and how it is moving. Interoception is another sense … [Read more...] about More Than Five Senses!
In the school where Ms. K taught, students would begin trickling into Room 103 a quarter of an hour before a school-wide bell rang to announce the start of the school day. In the classroom, the designated Bell Ringer rang a tiny hand bell on Ms. K’s desk exactly 10 minutes after the school-wide bell had rung. The little bell signaled that it was time for the students to be in … [Read more...] about Starting the Day
I came to Room 103, an elementary school classroom, for the first hour of the day, every day for the first few months of school. I watched as the teacher, Ms. K, gradually showed the children how to be students. I was interested in her thought-process and decision-making. I would arrive in the morning before the students and settle into a spot in the corner where I could … [Read more...] about Taking Notes in Room 103