Over the weekend I decided to take a breath and slow down. I wanted students to have time to complete their first piece of writing to their satisfaction. Instead of starting a second Writer's Notebook entry today, we went back to finish what we'd started (including me because my first entry wasn't completed either). We talked about revising, editing, starting over and finishing a piece of writing. The students had time to work in class. Most finished and seemed relieved that extra time was given. I felt so much better walking out of school today. I can't wait to read their writing tomorrow!