Things are crazy around my home & I’ve missed Wordless Wednesday two weeks in a row now . . . not to mention WNW. So on this Friday . . . which is… Continue reading
One of the most powerful ways to become a better writing teacher is to write. And one of the most essential things to write is what we expect our students to write. Dina… Continue reading
Yesterday a fourth grade classroom I work with kicked off their poetry study by mapping their hearts (sans Georgia Heard). Stacey & I did this a few months ago for WNW. This is… Continue reading
It’s 2 a.m. and I’m up sick. I’ve been drinking flat soda, but still feel under the weather. Hence, I went over to my computer and found a poem by Gregory K. from… Continue reading
One of my dearest friends is turning 31 today. I just sent her an iomoi card with a poem tucked into my online greeting. I give each of my students a poem on… Continue reading
I’ve been hard at work on this piece of fiction writing for my classroom demonstrations during Writing Workshop. Hence, other than the writing I’ve been doing online (which is quite a bit), I… Continue reading
Photos taken by Zlatko Batistich.
Photo taken by Zlatko Batistich.
My colleague Kate and I were remarking that this unit of study on fiction is taking our students longer (i.e., longer for their drafts to come together). Hence, I decided that it’s time… Continue reading
I used an LCD Projector in my classroom for the very first time today. (One of my kids took a photo of the computer, the “screen,” and the LCD I borrowed.) I wanted… Continue reading
What did I buy???!!!??? Originally uploaded by teachergal This was the list I had before I went to Whole Foods this afternoon: iced tea, cotton squares, dinner for tonight, veggies, lunch for tomorrow,… Continue reading
Today was the hundredth day of school. As usual, I overplanned: The good news is that we got to all but two of these things. The bad news is that we never did… Continue reading
I haven’t been blogging much lately since I’ve been drafting my short fiction story that I’m writing alongside my students for the unit of study we’re in right now. This is the first… Continue reading
This was the first time in four years that I ever put together a readers’ and listeners’ responsibilities list for a Publishing Party. However, I think it helped my students get focused on… Continue reading
We got married by two rabbis. One of them is a friend from college, the other our rabbi from NYC. In this case our rabbi from NYC, Felicia Sol, delivered a beautiful sermon… Continue reading
I filled in the last three boxes of my story mountain during today’s W.W. I just added my character’s feelings/thinking in blue to the mountain when I got home. Then I started thinking… Continue reading
I just received an e-mail today to find out that my proposal to do a session at the Rhode Island Writing Project’s Spring Conference was accepted. 🙂 The session’s title I proposed when… Continue reading
I started a story mountain for my W.W. minilesson demo today. I started with the climax of the story: Then, I started working my way backwards: I’m hoping this will illustrate for my… Continue reading
Wrapped in Marc’s Tallit for the Sheva Brachot Originally uploaded by teachergal Photo Taken by Zlatko Batistich on Our Wedding Day.
I’m not sure what the weather has been like in your corner of the world, but here in the Midwest, it has been bizarre! (Which may be a bit of an understatement!) Last… Continue reading