There’s something about the transition from July to August that gives many teachers have a bittersweet feeling. For those of you who live in the Northeast, it feels like summer began a week or two ago, rather than in late June, doesn’t it? However, summer is halfway over. (And for some folks I know down in Georgia, teachers head back to school today.)
So… if you need a little inspiration for today’s memoir-ish piece, why not write about your favorite time you’ve had thus-far this summer?
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).