If you are a primary grade teacher like us, the 100th Day of School is a big deal. Even though Annie has left the classroom, she still couldn't help but make Big B a sandwich shaped like the number 100 and dessert that looked like the number 100 (Swiss Roll and two Fudge Stripe cookies). Something about the first triple-digit number makes it so important. So last week, Kendra was typing a little blog about what she's been reading and noticed that we were getting close to our 100th post! (We love that blogging means we're reading more too.) So Kendra immediately emailed Annie. After an exchange of emails, and some funny text messages that really didn't have a thing to do with blogging, we knew a joint post was in order to share and celebrate a bit.
What started as an idea between three teachers-moms-friends has become a place to reflect upon literacy and learning in a new way. We are grateful for the connections with other educators that the blog has helped to foster. Our blog has helped us to develop a greater understanding of what it means to be a writer. We have learned a lot during our first 99 posts. The video, THE GAP, by Ira Glass (another Twitter find!) speaks to where we are at in our journey -- truly the beginning.
THE GAP by Ira Glass from frohlocke on Vimeo.
We know enough to know our writing isn't where we want it to be yet, especially if you consider Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000-Hour Rule. (Note to Us: Need more time to become a better blogger. Figure out a way to add more hours to the day.) But we're finding our voice and growing. Blogging requires you to put your thoughts and words out for public consumption. This can at times be a doubt-inducing experience.
So, thank you for letting us learn and join the conversation.
Our celebration will continue (because we love a good party) as we post 100 things about us...some school-related and some not.
Annie & Kendra