Day 13: Monday Monday

As I closed my planner, I realize Monday will be tougher than usual. We’ve all lost an hour.


Last Monday, we had art and music.  It was a scheduling mistake.  I remember a comment, “This is the best Monday ever. Why can’t all Mondays be this way?”


This Monday starts a two-week mini test prep unit.


I know every minute counts. And I know the energy level counts.


Can this Monday be brighter with some slight adjustments?

Yaretzi Bernal, six, gets a hug from Pepper the ‘social’ robot.
Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Art? Could we use it? Photos?

We’ve been reading The Wild Robot.
I Google robot pictures.

Isn’t she darling? What if six-year-old Yaretzi Bernal and Pepper the ‘social’ robot is our inspiration?

What writing tools would we need to tell a story of this picture? How might that story go?

What would we need to write an informational article? How could we start it?

What’s your opinion about having a robot as a friend?  What would we need to write an effective argument for or against robot friends?

Not exactly music and art, but a better plan than I had… for a Monday.

I move my Monday plan to Tuesday. When we’re all more awake.

Thank you, Two Writing Teachers for the March Slice of Life Challenge. Read more slices here.









12 thoughts on “Day 13: Monday Monday

  1. Tired kids, darker mornings, never a great combination to start a week. Many schools around me are on spring break this week. Wonder if that was done purposefully? Hope you don’t have Monday blues in class.

  2. This is great, Julieanne! I love that photo, and the writing options you came up with. I’m looking forward to hearing more about what your kids came up with. I’m with Tara. Here in CT, Tuesday=blizzard.

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