Sometimes PD gets Personal

Based on a passage from The Great Gatsby, I wrote the following sentence while attending a “Writing Beside Them” session during my high school’s PD day recently. It is a tribute to my Grandma Warren of Scott County, Mississippi.

There was a stoop to her stance as if she had spent a lifetime of springs and summers leaning into a garden hoe as it repeatedly broke open the hot, hard Mississippi earth.

The passage:



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About barbarawmadden

I began teaching in 1981, but after a few years decided staying home with my children was what was best for my family. After almost 20 years raising four children, I returned to the classroom in 2005.

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