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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tears Were Flowing!!!


Today we discussed personal narratives-parts, expectations, leads, etc.  I told my Multi's (Multi-agers) to be ready for me to get sappy because my personal narrative was going to be a true story about my two dear friends that lost their battle to cancer (they were also teachers in our school).  I started out my narrative...It was at the coffee (supposed to say shop) -it was the last time that Sandy and I laughed together before her Cancer came back. Then my lady friends, I bawled...first time ever as a teacher.  Needless to say, when I was done, my Multi-agers understood how one should be connected to their personal narrative and write with expression and voice.  One of my students mentioned and suggested I should hang it in the school lobby.  Additionally, when we reviewed it, another student asked about the other teacher I was going to write about...I admitted I was so overcome by emotion for my first friend...I could not continue to go on about my second.  Thus a revision is in store!  Tomorrow- revise and edit!

Teary smiles,


jivey said...

You are so right- this shows them how to connect to their own stories, but I know it was so hard! :(

Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

Thanks for commenting, Jivey!

Pinkadots Elementary said...

So sad, but so true!
Pinkadots Elementary

Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

My personal narrative stimulated a flood of questions-curiosity about Cancer and my friendship with Sandy.

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Mrs. S. said...

Oh my! I feel your pain. I still miss my friend who died Jan 23, 2007. I don't know if I could have done it! Especially since she left an 18-year old son (now 25) with instructions to "Take care of my boy!" Little did she know... He's grown into an awesome Christian young man with a beautiful wife !

You're in my prayers!
Blessings & peace,
(¯`v´¯) ★¸.•*¨`*•..¸✿ Melly✿¸.•*¨`*•..¸★
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