Friday, May 09, 2008

One of those cool moments...

I wrote recently that I went with Deb's class on a field trip. Each time I'm around those kids, I try to look for what their strengths are and how I can affirm them and build them up. This one girl (I'll call her Courtney to protect her identity) is a great writer. She's the one with the biggest face on the first funny foto here.

Whenever I see Courtney, I call her my writer. I ask her what she's been writing about and encourage her to keep writing.

When you encourage kids in this way, you wonder if it sticks at all.

Debbie had the kids make thank you notes for the adults who chaperoned the field trip.

Courtney signed her note to me:
"Your Writer, Courtney"

Watch out writers of the world!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Another good word...

I have no time to write today, so I'll just point to this smart guy again.