This morning at our circle the students gathered around to share their nightly writing journals.
Each one shouting louder than the next...can I share next, can I share next.
Here are the reasons why they like to share:
I like to share because I like the stories I write and I want to share it.
Sometimes I don't want to share, because I think people are not going to like my story. I share if I like my story.
When I share I get nervous about things that I write. I am sometimes afraid that people will whisper about what I write and laugh at me.
I feel good after I share because people give me good comments.
I like hearing people comment about my writing because it lets me know that people care about my writing.
I think sharing is important because it helps us feel safer and closer to one another.
So let's keep sharing and building community.