Here’s what I’m giving my students to work on over the course of three days this week: Guide to End of the Year Letters to Ms. S. NOTE: Your paragraphs … Continue Reading Updated End-of-Year Letter Guidelines
3 out of 18 Folders + Typed-Up Thesis Statements for the Entire Class Originally uploaded by teachergal Each of my students spent an extended time on the rug yesterday, crafting … Continue Reading Thesis Statements
A blog which inspires me to find the big meaning in the moments of my life and then write about them is This Ordinary Day. There are multiple contributors to the … Continue Reading good for the soul.
Bubbl.us: Values and the Holocaust Originally uploaded by teachergal My students will be crafting their thesis statements for their essays today. As a pre-cursor to thesis creation, I had them … Continue Reading Values & Thesis Statements
Mindy Hoffar, leader of the All-Write Consortium, directed me to these You Tube videos. Need a teaching tip in a minute or two? Check out these!
Annie tackled a question many parents ask teachers at the end of the school year yesterday on her blog. Here’s an excerpt of her post, which she has authorized me … Continue Reading What Should A Child Write About Over the Summer?
My students are embarking on their final unit of study of the school year. We’re doing research-based essays, which I’m attempting to tie-into the “This I Believe” Style. I have … Continue Reading The Final Unit of Study
i saw a workshop that is just like ours used 2 b!!! 🙂 I received this message on my phone last week. It came from a former student who was observing … Continue Reading a text message.
It’s the final SOLSC of the month of May. Share a slice of your day with us by posting it as a comment.
Today’s Memoir Monday post is inspired by Memorial Day. Here is my little guy when he was only 6 months old.
Please share your memories with us today and every Monday.
Happy Birthday to You Happy Birthday to You Happy Birthday Dear Stacey Happy Birthday to You! Thinking of you today, my dear friend. Watch your mail. 🙂
My parents stopped by their classroom to meet my students yesterday. They were supposed to stay for a few minutes. In reality, they stayed for over thirty. There was no … Continue Reading Special Visitors
Earlier this week my schedule was changed, so I used the unexpected time in the high school classroom I’ve been in the last several months. We are in the middle of major research … Continue Reading Minilesson Power!
I’ve noticed that a post I wrote last June, about letters I have my students write to me at the end of each school year, has been getting a lot … Continue Reading End of Year Classroom Rituals
What do these people all have in common? Carl Anderson Max Brand Aimee Buckner Dan Feilgeson Candace Fleming Kelly Gallagher Lester Laminack Stephanie Parsons Gary Schmidt Frank Serafini Jacqueline Woodson … Continue Reading All-Write Summer Institute.