|at Two Writing Teachers!|
"Do we get to write today?"
"Mrs. M, will you look at my story?"
For the past week, my classroom has felt different. As soon as my students walk into class, their eyes shine as they ask if we'll be writing today. They search the "in class" section on the board to see if writing time is posted. Students who never do homework pull out folders and laptops, eager to show me paragraphs and pages they carefully crafted last night or over the weekend... voluntarily!
Ever since we became part of the StoryBox Project, my students have started to see themselves as real writers with stories to tell and information to share. Some are writing about their countries or telling the story of how they came to America. Some are describing special friends and family members, sharing stories about their favorite activities, or even writing poetry. Others are articulating their hopes, dreams, and struggles. All of them are excited: excited to explore who they are, excited to share a piece of themselves with others, and excited to be a part of something bigger than our classroom.
Won't you join us? Together, our words mean more.