All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things.
Can you remember back to second grade and learning to write? Although I had been reading for some time learning cursive writing was a big deal.And then when I started writing sentences and stories, my whole world opened up. In fourth grade my first book was published by a very small publishing house, my mom and my uncle ran it and I still remember the joy of holding the construction paper cover of The Princesses of Gugalachi that my cousin Karen and I wrote, we decorated each cover with drawings of flowers and then tried to sell them to our classmates. And although there was never a second printing. I was hooked. And no I never went on to greater things. At least not yet.
Today, write a personal essay about second grade, thinking back might bring back some other good memories to explore and write about. And then thank a teacher, or at least put it out there. Thanks Mrs. Pulaski! Now get back to work!
Lovingly and with great respect for our teachers,
The Writing Nag
Labels: Karen Kennelly-Fogarty, learning to write, Princesses of Gugalachi