When Inspiration Strikes


You never know where inspiration will strike, do you?

While on a recent field trip with my middle grade students, I suddenly had a fabulous new idea.

A shiny, spectacular idea!

I started to jot it down, and before I knew it, I didn’t just have an idea, but an entire plot!  I was floored.  I don’t believe I’ve ever had an idea form quite so quickly.

I couldn’t stop smiling.

The more I thought about it though, the more I realized many parts of it had been swirling around my mind since last April when I’d accompanied this same class to this same setting. A couple of really thoughtful student questions today, put everything in it’s place.


I’m really looking forward to developing this.


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