Tuesday, February 14, 2012


My students had a choice of three different topics for their "Quick Write" today. While several chose to write about motivation and music, the majority wrote on the topic of Love in the spirit of Valentine's Day. They are wonderful reads. It tells me that eleven and twelve year old's are quite romantic, and that their thoughts about Love vary. To a few, Love might be seasonable and simple, and to others, Love is rather consistent and complicated. It's obvious that from my students point of view, Love is experienced from songs, movies, and dreams, but most of all, Love is what they witness in real life. There is so much at stake to preserve their hopes and dreamy thoughts about Love.

Here is a sample of what sixth graders think when given free reign to write about Love.

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