“Miss Bless! Miss Bless! There are worms all over outside!”
This is how the students entered the school today. It rained this morning and the worms were out!
As the students stood in line to move their magnet to their lunch choice, they continued to share the worm news with me.
“MD touched a worm! He was holding it in his hand!”
“I did. Right here!” MD responded, pointing to his hand.
“MD, you know what that means?” I asked. “It means you are going to start turning into a worm.”
He laughed, used to my joking. “That would be awesome!”
Then, as he was trying to pick up his magnet, it kept getting stuck to the other ones and he couldn’t get a grip on it.
“See MD!” I pointed to the magnet. “It’s already happening! You are turning into a worm!”
Again, he laughed, ordered his lunch, and began to walk away. Suddenly, he turned and said, “Hey! That’s my slice of life for today.”
One of the great things about this Slice of Life Challenge is that the students are noticing these tiny moments. Moments that wouldn’t have become cemented in writing before, are now being shared with the world.