Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Slice of Life 2020: 4 of 31- March Forth

March is for daily slicing, and all are welcome! Join us at Two Writing Teachers!


"March 4 is a perfect day for really good PD," I said to my friend N. 

The two of us were sitting in a coffee shop catching up on life since I hadn't seen her in almost a year. She was telling me about the workshop she was planning for today, March 4. 

N. was looking at me like I was a little crazy, but I'm used to that. She had definitely never considered the dual meaning of this day on the calendar. 

"It's the only day of the year that's a command," I explained. "But it's like a positive command-- sort of take action-- go do something."

Still confusion from across the table. 

I stood up. "March forth," I said, and I began marching in place. 

N. started to laugh. "I didn't get it at all," she said. "I love that."

I love this date also. It's a day to point out some frequently confused words to students, and it's also a day to go out and do something I've been meaning to do. 

March forth! 

Happy slicing,


5 comments:

  1. This made me laugh! I love how you flip your story... at first, I was certain it was about March being a great time for PD in the school year... and then your humor. Love it! And I shall March Forth all day!

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  2. I will give the same response to you today that I gave Larkin yesterday -- well played! I am working from home today ... but I will think about how I can March Forth from my couch!

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  3. I love this! I am going to share with the kiddos.

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  4. I have now permanently marked March 4th on my computer calendar. I'd never thought of this. Brilliant, and good advice!

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  5. So funny, my husband said to me today, "Do you know what day it is?" I said, "March 4th?"
    "Yes, also known as Marching Band Day."
    It is for real a thing. Also a really good day for PD as you mentioned!

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