When I was initially asked to come and be a guest at one of our schools to teach a writing lesson, I thought I would be teaching a classroom of children. "Of course," was my response! Then I discovered that I really would be teaching all the students. I will have to say that I was shaking in my boots. I don’t remember ever teaching 80+ kids at one time, and this had me completely scared. I lost sleep, had intense nerves, and even felt sick as I walked into the school. Well, I quickly discovered that all of this worry was certainly unjustified. I got to work with the most awesome group of kids ever. The students entered the cafeteria with smiles on their faces that looked eager to learn and engage. I immediately realized I was going to be okay. The students really amazed me with their ability to identify a meaningful problem, collaborate, and compose. These students made an impact on me, and I only hope that I impacted them a little. What an amazing day!