Took a quick snap of most of my sixth grade Power Hour group today as they were leaving (sorry, Miles!). All middle school students are assigned to different groups that meet from 11:00 to 11:30 each day. I am lucky enough to teach creative writing to my groups. This quarter we had a blast doing “free-writes” to warm up and then learning different writing techniques and sharing what we’ve written with the group. Everyone is encouraging to everyone else and we all like to point out what is positive about each piece. I hope students leave this power hour loving to write and learning that writing is not only fun, but a powerful tool for life. Writers rule!