Monthly Archive: June, 2008

GET A READING LIFE: Independent Reading Projects

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Up to My Eyeballs in Independent Reading Projects Originally uploaded by teachergal My kids filled out their independent reading project proposal forms today. They WOWED me! And now, I have been combing through… Continue reading

Summer Reading.

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At my daughter’s k – 3 school, there is a summer reading challenge.  Each year the challenge changes, but the idea is to encourage a LOT of reading over the summer.  This year… Continue reading

Summer Literacy Challenge for Kids

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Jen Barney, of A Teacher’s Life, posted a comment on a post I wrote a couple months ago about summer writing loss. Jen suggested that I give my students a Summer Adventure Packet.… Continue reading

Ruth’s SOLSC: Hello Summer.

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Waking up before the alarm, smiling, and easily getting out of bed.  This is the first indicator of summer.  Taking the time to make breakfast, sitting at the table to enjoy a conversation… Continue reading

The First SOLSC of June is Here!

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Welcome to the first edition of the Slice of Life Story Challenge for the month of June. You may link your Slices of Life here by clicking on the Mr. Linky Widget.

Stacey’s SOLSC (and it’s food-related… again)

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“Stace, we’re almost here,” I heard Marc say as I opened my eyes. I saw water on both sides of me. Ahead, it said “178th Street,” “Henry Hudson Parkway,” “Uptown,” “Downtown.” I knew… Continue reading

Ruth’s MM: Pizza Hut.

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Every Friday night my family went to Pizza Hut.  Oh yeah, Baby!  As I’ve gotten older and other pizza joints have come in and out of my life, I’ve never been as happy… Continue reading

The First M.M. of June

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Thanks for stopping by today. Regardless of whether you took our food charge or wrote a short memoir-like post without our inspiration, we’re glad you’re here to link your “Memoir Mondays” Post!

End of the Year Letters from Students to Me

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This year will be the third year that I’ve had my students write me letters right before I do their final report card. I’ve come to believe that these letters not only help… Continue reading

Thomas Sweet: The Evolution of My Blend-Ins

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My father began taking me to Thomas Sweet Ice Cream Shop when I was around six or seven years old. He introduced me to Blend-Ins, which is ice cream that is blended with… Continue reading