For those of you who aren't familiar with Teachers Write!, here is the link to Kate Messner's blog, where she runs through all of the basics. It's a quick read- so come right back when you finish...
... So now that you're up to speed, I'm going to swim ahead to today's Mini-Lesson Monday, which is all about Writer's Notebooks.
I have a confession to make. I LOVE office supply stores! I was so tempted to buy a brand-new notebook for Teachers Write!, but I restrained myself. Even though that Easy! button was calling me to browse all of the shiny-brand-new-beautiful-oh-so-cool (Look at Me! I'm so awesome!) notebooks, I refrained. Because, quite honestly, I have notebooks, and they are beat-up, but they have ME inside of them. My thoughts, ideas, dreams, quotes, scribbles, drawings, maps, and everything. Here are some pictures of my current raggedy notebook:
|Not new, but it does have a pink glitter cover, despite the peeling edges...|
|My scribble-scrabble brain scratches inside.|