Writing Journal 17 August 2022: Contemplating the start of the school year

I’ve got just a day before I go back to school for in-service and less than a week before I’m in front of kids. It will be the first time in about a decade that I will be a full-time language arts teacher (rather than primarily a special education teacher or a journalist). I am a bit nervous at the challenge. For example, I will be teaching middle school again along with my high school students. However, I do like the district and if there is one place I would be comfortable enough teaching a full language arts schedule, it would be this place. We will see. I will miss my special education students, although I am likely to see some of them next year in regular classes.

As for last week’s writing, if every week were this productive, I would be quite happy. I’m hoping that I will be able to keep up the pace and have a great last third of the year to make the goals I set at the start of the year of at least 200,000 words and making my daily quota at least 70 percent of the time. So far, so good.

Here’s the numbers. Take care everyone.

Writing statistics for the week ending 13 August 2022:
+5,898 words written.
Days writing: 7 of 7.
Days revising/planning: 0 of 7 for 0 total minutes.
Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 5 of 7 days.

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