Today is Day 15 of the March Slice of Life – the daily writing challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”
I was laying in bed this morning thinking about what to write today and I thought about my favourite things.
I still remember an activity that I always began with at the beginning of the school year. Each child would be “Star of the Week” and one of the things they had to do was share a list of favourites with the class as well as some pictures. I did it as well, to start the process. The sheet and photos would then be up for the week for others to see.
Here’s a sample of the sheet with a few of my favourites.
I also did the heart mapping exercise as described by Georgia Heard here. A very powerful exercise and one the children could refer back to when they needed a topic for writing.
These are a few of my fav-our-ite things….(in a bit more detail)
Flowers: I have been lucky that in the past 15 years I have been with my husband, hardly a day goes by that there aren’t fresh flowers on the table. Right now pink and white tulips are ready to open.
Books and reading: I love to read but I also love to collect books. I check out yard sales in the summer and our local goodwill shop – especially now for chapter and picture books to study. I have been using the library much more often but I still have toooo many books. I read almost any genre (except horror)
Hearts – I collect heart containers which sit on my dresser and hold jewellry. I also love heart shaped objects – of glass, stone or marble.
Music –most days , music is playing in the background. Lately my favourite singer is Sam Smith. Piano, flute and violin music really moves me.
What a re some of your favourite things?