Blogging is not easy! There is a distinct parallel between blogging and the 'writing process' that we teach our kids. You need to have some type of catchy title, an introduction, a middle, and an ending that sums it all up. You can't use the same words over and over again. You shouldn't use the same simple sentence patterns; instead, you need to join sentences together to make smooth flowing paragraphs. Vocabulary needs to be specific, but not babyish. You need to make some type of 'point'--sort of a mini-thesis statement and your details need to support your point. Good blogs take time. In addition to good writing, you also need to add visuals. Those of you in blog-land need something cool to look at. I understand, because I hate to see blogs of just text. I need pictures, cartoons, graphs, or videos.
My point here is that I don't have the mental power now to write much or put up cool pictures. EOGs (end of grade tests) have gone on for a long time. (Read about that here). Today, I had three meetings after today's EOG session (4 hours worth of meetings). I'm not complaining, but there's no creativity going on in my brain. I really feel sorry for those of you (SLPs) who have 50 to 60 kids on your caseloads. I don't know how you do it.
I'm at 61 kids right now: 20 of whom are in self-contained life skills classes....ReplyDelete