I have found myself reminiscing about my teaching years, not surprising since teaching was what I wanted to do with my life from the day I walked into kindergarten. No other work gave me the satisfaction of teaching, and no other work was as challenging, truly (to borrow from Peace Corp) “the toughest job you’ll ever love.”
I like the April A-Z Alphabetical Challenge because of the feeling of all being in it together, writing, reading, playing with words, experimenting, all while facing the added challenge of writing to the alphabet. It reminds me a bit of writing classes in which I gave my students broad guidelines and let them develop what they wanted. Half the fun is seeing what the others do.