Published February 2, 2019 by rochellewisoff

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt

Thank you, Sammi Cox for this word prompt challenge that keeps sending me down Memory Lane. 😀

My 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Smith, scrawled a big question mark on my report card next to “pays attention.”

“Wool-gathering in class.”

Once upon a time…

I’d retreat to my happy place

and tell myself stories.


Mrs. Smith was one of my favorite teachers. Although I’m sure I frustrated her with my messy desk and my daydreaming, she never belittled me. I remember her with great fondness.

17 comments on “WOOLGATHERING

  • Dear Rochelle,

    Your Mrs. Smith looks like my Miss Drozdiak – my grades 3 and 4 teacher! I love that big question mark… What would she think today, I wonder?

    Shalom and Lotsa love,



  • Ah, I’m so glad she never belittled you. The best educators do not. They may not be pleased with not knowing where their students’ minds are off to, but they still don’t see the need to squash a child’s soul for not towing arbitrary lines. I’m thinking, woolgathering is good for the heart, excellent for the soul, fantastic for the imagination. Should be part of curriculum!

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    • Na’ama Y’karah,

      She always seemed a little amused when she’d catch me daydreaming. She tried so hard to teach me organization. She even put my desk right next to hers so she could keep a close eye on me. Before class in the morning I would often read. One particular morning I was so into one of the Little House books I forgot everything around me until Mrs. Smith said, “Miss Wisoff, would you care to join us for our spelling lesson?” Thank you for reading and commenting.



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