One of my fourth grade
students summarized why it’s important to stay in your seat and write
("butt-in-seat" an adult might say). Enjoy!
Mr. Sanders made up a rule in which you cannot get out of your
seat during writing. If you have to go to the bathroom during writing, you’ll
have to wait. Mr. Sanders says once you get out of your seat your brain is
trying to make an excuse for not writing. People who don’t like to write mostly
do that. When you’re in your seat you focus a lot because when you’re in your
seat all there is you and the paper.
P.S. If it’s an emergency, I’ll let you (and Andy) go to the
Throughout the month of May, I will be posting
summaries of sections of Vogler’s book. Each post will be contributed by a different
Tampa Bay area writer. We encourage you to buy or check-out a copy of the book,
follow along throughout the month, and post your own comments, thoughts, and