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Five Minute Friday: Home

Colorful Door

Colorful Door (Photo credit: brentdanley)

It’s Five Minute Friday time!  Remember you too can join in this “writing flash mob” and/or do it with your students.  It’s a simple and quick free writing exercise.  Read my post introducing Five Minute Friday for details on how to participate.  Also, check out how to incorporate Five Minute Friday with creating interactive posters for the “Writing Process”.

Set aside five minutes of free writing time to join me on writing about “Home”, today’s topic.  Remember I’m applying my Five Minute Friday posts toward education and work, but you can write about anything about “Home” that sparks your interest.


The door to my home pounds open with the the crisp cold air of winter startling my senses.  “Mama…mama….mama…,” my son calls, looking and searching for me.  “Mama, mama…” he calls running through the house.  With no apparent worry of the tight-bundled mass he is in, coat, hat and all, he proceeds yelling, “My mama, my mama”.  He peers around the corner all waddled in his winter apparel , “Ahh, MY MOMMA!”  He claps his hands and screams in excitement, “Yeah, MY MOMMA”!  At this moment, nothing matters more to my child and I than this moment, this daily ritual of steadfast love that says, “Work is done…now…now…that MAMMA… I’m home!”  


Five Minute Friday


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I am an educational professional who is passionate about needs analysis and materials creation to enhance student learning of all ages. I hope the content I share here will be of value to you in some way. Opinions are my own and are not those of my employer. Join me at my session for the 2013 TESOL International Conference, "ESL Instruction: Developing Your Skills to Become a Master Conductor", March 21 10:00 AM in room C144. My presentation focuses on listening, speaking and pronunciation music teaching techniques incorporated with ESL teaching. This is not your typical music/ESL presentation with chants and songs. Be prepared to use your vocal chords, diaphragm, lungs, mouth muscles, and arms like you have never used before in pronunciation, speaking and language instruction. Learn how to use music conducting skills in the language classroom to better facilitate language acquisition. Learn how to use music performance skills (vocal and instrumental) to better facilitate language learning. Be prepared to laugh and have fun. I look forward to meeting you and working with you.


5 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Home

  1. Reblogged this on Jackie Pennington.

    Posted by evans051080 | March 17, 2013, 9:41 am
  2. Wowza. I bet that’s an amazing feeling. I love how you describe it: a daily ritual of steadfast love. 🙂 (visiting from FMF)

    Posted by Sharone @zizzivivizz | March 8, 2013, 3:41 pm


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