Today has been a day of choice words in several ways.
My morning was spent in family conferences. Parent, student and me-the teacher, gathered around a table in our classroom. It was all about choice words.
Me describing a child's progress and behaviors, sometimes in a delicate manner. Broaching sensitive topics that had to be addressed, then crafting a plan with everyone's input. At other times, I expressed all the words and affirmations a parent desires to hear. Teachers typically speak this praise with just the right amount of acknowledgement. Enough that the positive message is heard but not so much as to be gushing about what is a classroom expectation.
My afternoon of errands and appointments each had it's own words of the setting. Health vocabulary when I met with my physician, bankers terms when moving an insurance payout to the form of a check, discussing the work done on my car at the body shop.
My evening is an anticipated joy as I type choice words and join in on another year of Two Writing Teachers March Writing Challenge. I began by leaving behind my old blog and opening this new one, choosing title words and a post. I type, delete, and type again. I frequently travel over to Dictionary.com to seek words and their synonyms.
I'm looking forward to the coming month of choice words.