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A week ago, I participated in a scrapbook challenge to document a part of my wedding that has yet to be recorded. I lifted a line from a song sung … Continue Reading Ruth’s Memoir Monday: Footprints in the Sand.
Have you been to the Two Writing Teachers Website yet? If so, you’ll have noticed that it’s a place where we have some resources for quite a few units of … Continue Reading Updating Our Website
On Monday, June 29th, we will begin our summer posting schedule. Therefore, I wanted to take some time to reflect, publicly, on my school year, which ended yesterday at 11:00 … Continue Reading Reflections on the 2008 – 2009 School Year
“How you climb up the mountain is just as important as how… More you get down the mountain. And so it is with life, which for many of us becomes … Continue Reading Grace
Everyone received one last notebook! Originally uploaded by teachergal I began cleaning out my classroom supply cabinet yesterday. I found 16 leftover notebooks that were donated to my classroom from … Continue Reading A Writing Send-Off
Mark Overmeyer’s new book is available early for your reading pleasure! Just click here to go to the Stenhouse link for full access to the book, as well as a … Continue Reading What are your questions about assessment?
Yesterday afternoon, I was fishing around for permanent markers in my classroom supply closet when I noticed the birthday pencils. I ordered a gross of pencils from a teacher supply … Continue Reading Poetry for the Summer Birthday Kiddos
I’d like to send a big thank you to all those who attended my session today at the All-Write Summer Institute. I’d love to hear the essential area that you are planning to … Continue Reading Embrace the Energy of the Essentials.
My students published their research-based essays on the Holocaust this morning, which was not a small feat! I was so incredibly proud of their diligence and desire to produce a … Continue Reading The Truth Matters!
Looking forward to reading your slices from today. Looking for inspiration for today’s slice? Why not pay attention to the places that are important to your everyday life. Please link … Continue Reading Slice of Life.
When I was in Stacey’s classroom, they opened their day with the poem “This is Indiana” by Rebecca Kai Dotlich. This bit of the poem inspires my slice of life … Continue Reading Ruth’s Slice of Life: Indiana.
Cookies? Check! Chips? Check! Juice Boxes Check! Comment Sheet! Check! I’ve often been asked “What do the other students and guests do at your celebrations?” Well, I hold them accountable … Continue Reading The Final Publishing Celebration of the School Year
This week I’m thinking about the importance of place. So for my Memoir Monday, I captured some memories from one of my very favorite places of my past. If you … Continue Reading Memoir Monday
One of my favorite places in this world is Geneva Center. Here are pieces from my memory that will someday lead to more writing. The smell of the campfire that … Continue Reading Ruth’s Memoir Monday: Geneva Center
I made my final News & Announcements Charts of the school year this morning. It’s hard to believe that I won’t be making these next year (since I’ll be consulting). … Continue Reading It’s Hard to Believe the School Year Is Winding-Down!
I was at the computer this morning when my students created a pretty basic rubric for their final unit of study’s essays. The following is what they created. They’ll use … Continue Reading Rubric Creation for “This I Believe” Essays
My Hope and Dream Letter Originally uploaded by teachergal I can hardly believe there’s only five school days left even though I’ve been going through my students’ end of the … Continue Reading End of Year Letters BACK TO My Students
After three – four weeks of crafting, drafting, revising, and editing my “This I Believe” Essay, I finally submitted it for publication tonight! 🙂 It felt great to finally submit … Continue Reading Submission