I can’t find my Writers Notebook.
I know I had it on Monday when I went to the library. I remember I had it opened to the list I made of Memoir Mentor texts and I was at the online catalog seeing if any of the titles were available. I went back to the library after school today and looked in their lost and found but I found no notebook.
Then, Monday after the library visit, I went to the Westover Beer Garden to check out the Book Club meeting with a friend. I don’t think I had it at the Beer Garden?? I guess I can check back there, though after school tomorrow.
On Tuesday I did carry the memoir picture books, and I think I took the notebook, to my classroom. BUT….it was the last day of PARCC testing on Tuesday so maybe I carried it to the 4th grade classroom where I was giving my test to those kids. I checked Room 302 after school today but did not see it.
I keep looking through my tote bag. I guess I am hoping it is just hiding behind another book and it is in there. But it is not.
The notebook doesn’t have tons of writing in it. I make a new one every school year, decorating the outside with photos of things I love and then covering it with contact paper. This year on the outside, I added pictures of my favorite places – that photo I took of the lion at the NYC Public Library with the sunlight peeking through the trees and a photo of the lawn at UVA and photos of my favorite people – Brian, Bridgit, Anne and my mom.
Inside is my drawing of a HEART filled with possible story ideas. It also has my planning of my fiction story from October. It has my notes from my research on Venice, Italy done during the January nonfiction unit.
And the last entry is a list of possible stories I might write about for the Two Writing Teacher’s Writing Challenge. I numbered each line from 1 through 31 and next to 1-17, I wrote that day’s writing topic.
But 18 isn’t filled in and neither is 19 because I can’t find my notebook.
Notebook, where are you?