Daily Archive: June 10, 2008

SOLSC: Lake + Cousins + Changes.

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  Sunday afternoon we rounded the bend and sunlight glittered off the lake.  “Oh my goodness!” a tiny voice whispered in the back.  We turned down the gravel lane, past the monsterous houses… Continue reading

It’s Tuesday, so that means it’s time for the

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Welcome to the second 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.

Ruth’s Memoir Monday: Collecting Memories

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Not so much a memoir post, but a post about collecting memories.  Soon after the girls arrived in our home a book arrived in my mail.  Photo Freedom by Stacy Julian has revolutionized… Continue reading

Favorite Genres

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One of the questions on my Year-End Writing Evaluation was “What was your favorite genre/unit of study this year and why?” All of the kids only choose three genres from a list of… Continue reading

Shifting Gears: From Drafting to Revision and Editing

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Poetry is one of my favorite genres to teach. I simply love the way the genre empowers ALL kids to have success with their words. (Quite frankly, I wish I could teach it… Continue reading

SOLSC: Multi-tasking

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THE BASICS: Late Saturday afternoon. On the elliptical rider. Listening to “Bombay Dreams” on my MP3. Watching the replay of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ‘Farewell’ Speech. THE BACK-STORY: When I was in college I… Continue reading