I have heard many people say that teachers shouldn't write when their students do, and I have read things that say otherwise.
I don't usually write when my kids do, but today I did. For our mini-lesson, I shared a long drawn-out story about how much fun I had going to Six Flags with my friends. Then, I read them the story I had written. It said something like "I went to Six Flags. It was fun!" Of course, they were all shocked when I said that was the end. My point was that just like their expression when I was done, others have that reaction to stories they write if they don't tell many details or answer questions the readers have.
Anyway, I decided that I would sit down at the table where students were working hard. I didn't want to go somewhere that I would be distracted because I really wanted to write and get busy! It was fun watching them work so hard so the teacher could work at the table with them. Once I got over sitting in kindergarten chairs under kindergarten tables, it was kind of fun. I think I'll be doing that again tomorrow since they enjoyed it so much.
How awesome it is for our students to see that we are writers, too! And... if we expect them to do their best on books even if it means working on it for a week or two, shouldn't we model that for them? Just a thought!
Anyone else ever write with their kiddos?