Thursday, October 27, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
NaNoWriMo is almost upon us. I am excited. In the past I have wanted to join but had other commitments such as judge for CYBILS. This year I wasn't chosen as a judge and I took it as a sign that I needed to join NaNoWriMo. As a teacher I have wanted to use it in my classroom. We have a core curriculum and we are an IB school. I've tried to figure out how to work it into my program. I talked with my assistant principal and she backed me up on this idea. I will be able to do it next year with ALL of my students. This year I offered it to my students kind of late in the year. So far I have five students that have signed up. Austin was the first to sign up and he has been a great promoter at the school. His exuberance spreads. I have set my goals for writing this novel. I have 2 in the works as far as planning goes. I have only a few more days to decide which it will be and to get it ready to write. I know I will need to write close to 1700 words EVERY day if I am going to reach that goal. I will do this. I must succeed not only for me, but for my students who are watching me.