Today, one of my kiddos (who is participating in the Classroom Slice of Life) grabbed an iPad and logged into Kidblog. I looked over at him a short time later and he appeared to just be sitting there, not writing anything. I asked him how he was doing and he said that he was having a hard time deciding what he wanted to write about today. He then said to me, "Mrs. Carr, is it okay if I look at some other blogs and steal some ideas for what to write about?" I told him that it was a great idea to look at other blogs for ideas and that it wasn't "stealing" unless he copied their words. I told him he should make sure to leave some comments while he was looking for ideas. He was pleased by this response.
A short time later I returned to him and asked how it was going. He said that he still couldn't think of anything to write. I told him that sometimes we just didn't get an inspiration to write and that's okay. Maybe he'll think of something tonight or tomorrow. I know just how he felt. There's nothing that really inspired me today either.