This morning, as I stood before one of my classes exclaiming about the power of daily writing and telling them all about how I started posting to my blog two years ago as part of a challenge and how I haven't missed a single day in the last 730, I looked up and there was the principal in the door. "That's where you say 'Wow'," she told the class and gave me a little applause. It's nice to know she gets it.
I finally figured out a way to give my students the chance to participate in the March madness that we so fondly call the TWT SOLSC. I'll spare you the technical details, other than to say that it is mostly voluntary (with a little incentive for those who make it all the way or most of the way to the end), and that I was impressed by the overall enthusiasm of the group when I explained what it was and how it would work.
As of 7 PM this evening, I was delighted to find that 50% of my sixth graders have chosen to start the challenge, and it's entirely possible that that number will go higher. Their slices are super cute, and I've set up a blog to showcase one entry a day.