Monthly Archive: June, 2008

Memoir Monday

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Hey!  Hey!  Link your post via Mr. Linky below.  Then pleasepleaseplease leave a comment with your link to this post.  When we “move” Mr. Linky to the next Memoir Monday, then all of… Continue reading

Stacey’s MM: Sometimes You Have to Let Your Hair Down

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I’ve come to believe that sometimes we (i.e., teachers) need to be silly. That could mean jumping into a fountain or jumping into a photograph with a student that you weren’t exactly supposed… Continue reading

My New Spiral Spine Notebook

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My New WN: All About the S-es Originally uploaded by teachergal I’m departing, temporarily, from using Miquelrius spiral-spine notebooks. I found a Paperchase Notebook I wanted to try because it has a partial… Continue reading

moments.

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If you pay attention at every moment, you forma new relationship to time.  In some magical way, by slowing down, you become more efficient, productive, and energetic, focusing without distraction directly on the task… Continue reading

M.M. Inspiration: Sometimes you have to let your hair down!

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Has there ever been a moment in time when you’ve let your hair down in front of others? For me, it was at the 105th Street (Central Park) Fountain with several of my… Continue reading

Bday

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And now a poem since I poems are always a nice part of a birthday greeting (in my opinion, at least): Warm Wishes A soft slate-blue sky swallows floating across fluffy clouds and… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: Sleeping Late

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I thought I’d try my hand at another couplet this morning. Here goes: A long night’s rest I thought I would get up this morning by eight but my alarm clock read 11:01… Continue reading

Photo Fridays

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I now participate in two challenges every Friday: Poetry Friday and Photo Fridays. If you would like to learn more about Photo Fridays, which is a new challenge hosted by Bonnie (on Flickr),… Continue reading

My Book List Page Is FINALLY Complete!

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I decided to transfer my old, messy, and incomplete book list that I kept on my Wiki to a GooglePages Website. I think I managed to record every single book I read aloud… Continue reading

Student Stories #3.

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It’s Thursday, so that means STUDENT STORIES! Write your story & then link it via Mr. Linky. Also, please leave a comment on this post with your link so that when we move… Continue reading

Stacey’s Student Story

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Click here to view this photo/story/layout in a larger size.

All-Write Summer Institute: Day Two.

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What a whirlwind!  And coming home to three young children didn’t slow life down any!  True to form, I’m going to write another list of good stuff from day two. Storyboards ROCK —… Continue reading

Six Words: Day in a Sentence Challenge

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Kevin challenged his blog readers to boil-down their day into one sentence. Since I’m heading into school today to box-up my stuff so that the cleaning crew has an easier time moving my… Continue reading

Great Resources at NWP.org

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I was perusing the National Writing Project’s Website and came across several pages, all under the heading of “Encourage Writing” which you might find as useful as I did with regard to helping… Continue reading

Link your SOLS here!

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Welcome to the final edition of the Slice of Life Story Challenge for the month of June. Please link your Slice of Life Story here by clicking on the link below.

A Round-up of Interesting Education Articles

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Some news stories I’ve perused and wanted to share. My brief comments are in italics. 2 School Entrepreneurs Lead the Way on Change By SAM DILLON Published: June 19, 2008 Wendy Kopp and… Continue reading

Looking for more information about our three weekly challenges?

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We’ve changed our Slice of Life Challenge Page to a generic Challenge Page, where you can find more information about the following: Memoir Mondays (Every Monday — just like the name says!) Slice… Continue reading

Stacey’s SOLSC: Six Months

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I heard a knock upon our door. I didn’t get up. Then, the keys turned in the lock. It was Marc. I didn’t get up because I was scanning something with chipboard, therefore… Continue reading

Ruth’s SOLSC: A Walk Through Campus.

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I loved (and I mean lovedlovedloved) walking through IU’s campus.  It was the most gorgeous, meaningful, life changing walk I’ve ever taken. I remember the first time, feeling so small, wondering if I… Continue reading

Reading [Student Writing] Like an Artist.

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This was the title of Katherine Bomer’s keynote speech which she gave at 9 am this morning. Katherine was inspiring and uplifting and simply amazing. Anyone who has read this blog for any… Continue reading