A writing prompt and a routine memory:
When I had my own classroom I provided a journal prompt on Tuesdays called 10 on Tuesday. I would provide a topic and the students would write a list of 10 things that fit.
I had an option in my room if students were compelled to write something they could “chuck” the topic — they just needed to let me know.
Some students would write a list of 10 words, some would write a list of sentences. Some would take an item from their list and write more about it or simply tell the whole story.
It was a change in format which met the needs of all of my writers.
Now on Tuesdays, I listen to Laura Tremaine’s “10 Things to Tell You” podcast. Listening this morning reminded me of this past activity. My writing prompt this morning was also a list so this post seemed appropriate!
I was going to write 10 Things I am Grateful For but decided instead to take a spin from Laura’s “What are your intentions?” topic.
My 10 on Tuesday:
I intend to live my day with fire today.
I intend to do at least one yoga pose.
I intend to write.
I intend to have meaningful, life giving conversations with teachers today.
I will intentionally listen to what needs my teachers are telling me through conversations.
I intend to pay attention to my surroundings today.
I intend to write down 5–10 experiences from my day.
I intend to write down a random memory.
I intend to smile and say hello to as many students today to celebrate Llama Tuesday!
I intend to enjoy a beverage when I get home from work.
What are your intentions today?