I have four days left until I head back to school. Granted, I’ll be in my classroom later today putting the finishing touches on the space. However, it seems hard to believe that summer is nearly over.
I’ve been trying to fix-up my systems this year. I figure that if I’m going to work hard, I need to make the things I work with nice. Therefore, I ditched the mismatched file folders in my file tote and replaced them with some nicer ones from m by Staples. And now… my file tote not only has sturdier folders, but it looks a lot more appealing when I pick it up. (The file tote is part of the Real Simple Collection.)
I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).