Daily Archive: June 7, 2008

the big picture.

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Yesterday I received a note in snail mail from a former student who graduated this year.  Here is what it said, typed as closely as possible to the original: Thank you Mrs. Ayres,… Continue reading

All Chocked-Up

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Regular readers of this blog might remember how impressed I was with one of my students who artfully mentored her memoir after Cynthia Rylant last month. She’s also been writing some amazing poems… Continue reading

Picture Book-Palooza

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On Thursday afternoon my students counted the photocopies of the book covers that I have hanging on clotheslines all around our classroom. Nearly every book I’ve read (save a few whose covers I… Continue reading

INSPIRATION for Memoir Mondays: Mistakes from the Past

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Ever do something that you look back on and think, “What was I thinking?” Well, when I came across this photo of my feet (Sorry, but I have to post it for you… Continue reading