Saturday, March 21, 2020


March 21, 2020

My husband and I rearranged my office this morning in order to make access to our printer more feasible.

When we finished, I began organizing that which had gotten disorganized during the transition, as well as that which had been disorganized for months.

This past summer, I had participated in a number of writing opportunities. In the rearranging and organizing today, I found two of the notebooks I had used to record my writing.

Summer Writing Notebooks 2019
50 Writing Prompts Inspired by Summer! - Bryn Donovan
Teachers Write Summer Camp 2019 - Kate Messner

Naturally, I began reading some of my early recordings; all of them responses to prompts provided. Some of what I wrote was pretty good. Some of what I wrote was totally off topic (probably because I was still unsure of myself as a writer then).

I couldn't help but think, "I can write this so much better now."

I think I see some revisions in my future.


  1. I think this is the power of notebooks, and one that our own students should understand. I hope you share some of your revisions in the #100daysofnotebooking!

  2. The revising of your home lead to the idea of revising your writing. I hope you share some of your revisions here.

  3. I'll have to do that, too, Donnetta. It reminds me of my Kindergarteners (sniff) when they look at their work from the beginning of the year and notice their own growth with giggles. Be well, friend.

  4. That's so cool! It's great to revisit your work and think about it in this way!