Daily Archive: May 28, 2008

Read Alouds That Support the Writing Curriculum, IRA Books, & Touchstone Texts

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I’ve been working on updating the list of books I’ve read to my kids this year since I think it’s good to keep a list, of sorts. I have the book covers photocopied… Continue reading

Book-Borrowing Cards, Paint Stirrers, Binders… NOTHING WORKS!

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Cleaned-Up Classroom Library Originally uploaded by teachergal Yesterday morning V came to me and asked, “Can I stay up at lunch with you to fix the classroom library?” I paused. Was I really… Continue reading

what really matters?

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I know teachers are not supposed to have favorites. Still, I have three. I wrote about one back in November and had plans to write about the others. Funny how time gets away,… Continue reading

Today’s Graduates: The Millennials

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Found this clip from 60 Minutes on Lessons from the Scrapbook Page.  I think it’s quite insightful and would love to “hear” your comments.  Enjoy having your thinking pushed a bit.  🙂 Here’s… Continue reading

Writing Thank You Notes

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The art of a thank you note… Miss Annechini, my sixth grade teacher, taught us how to write “Bread and Butter Notes,” which has stuck with me for years. However, for years before… Continue reading