I found it interesting to see Lamott use the term “shitty first draft” because I often use a term similar to it about my first drafts. When I start writing I often start typing everything on my mind and not considering grammar, organization, or spelling. I just type as fast as I can as my thoughts flow through my mind to be sure that I put everything down that I want to put down. Once I am finished it looks like what I call word vomit on my pages. I print it out, pull out a green pen because I find red to be seen as a negative color, and start fixing my errors, adding descriptive, and changing words. I find that it can be difficult at times for me to go over the draft but I enjoy writing like this and tend to end up with a better piece of writing.
I am starting to feel like I am learning so much right now in this class that I hope I can remember it all. I am enjoying watching my kindergartener as he seems to change every week. I have noticed several of the phonics and phonemic awareness taking place at my dyad and in my main placement that I have been going back to visit. It seems that I feel like I am starting to better understand why a student does what they do when they are writing and reading. It’s been a lot of fun for me to start to really see what I am learning on campus in the classrooms.