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Blogging Break

2015Dear Readers,

Once again, we find ourselves asking, “Where did the time go?”  We are on the cusp of a new year.   December brings many celebrations to our team of co-authors including Christmas, Hanukkah, anniversaries, and birthdays.  We are busy wrapping presents and spending time with our families.  As we prepare to usher in a new year, we are taking a brief blogging break.  There will be no new posts from now until Monday, January 4th.  When we return, we will kick off 2016 by sharing our OLW choices for the year.  We hope you will share yours with us, too.

While we are gone…

  • Use our archives to search for what you need.  Do you have an upcoming unit in January?  Use the drop-down menu to choose a topic and peruse our past posts.
  • Check in on Tuesdays when Betsy will continue to host our weekly call for Slice of Life Stories.  If you have been thinking about joining, winter break is a great time to share your first Slice of Life Story.  Simply write your story on your personal blog, share the URL on Tuesday in our comment section, and leave at least three comments for other bloggers.
  • Follow us on Twitter.  Many of us will be learning and tweeting over the winter break.
  • Follow us on Pinterest and Facebook
  • Rest, relax, and enjoy time with your loved ones!

We are wishing you a healthy and happy New Year!

Yours truly,
Anna, Beth, Betsy, Dana, Deb, Kathleen, Stacey, and Tara


Dana Murphy View All

Literacy Coach, Reader, Writer

14 thoughts on “Blogging Break Leave a comment

  1. Enjoy the holidays and some well-deserved down time with your friends/families! This community has been a terrific resource for me both personally and professionally. Thank you so much for all that you do. I’m hoping to share my first attempt at an OLW in January–still pondering…


  2. Thank you for your excellent blog. So much good advice for teachers of writing. One idea to share that i used in january is new years resolutions. Students wrote ten resolutions for me, the teacher, in pairs, groups, individually…however they wanted to do it. Could be signed or anonymous.
    I akways got the best ideas for improving our classroom every year. Even had to liven up my wardrobe when one student asked me to stop wearing black so often.


  3. Good for you gals. You more than deserve this break. Thank you for everything you do to support and enlighten all of us – teachers, writers and “wannabes.” You are certainly a talented and generous group. Merry Christmas.


  4. Enjoy the break. There’s enough in your archives to fill any needs that we may have if we’re learning, thinking, or creating new work over the holiday break.

    As Catherine said, “This community is the best!” Thanks for all the great ideas and all that you do to help us be better teachers, better leaders, and better readers and writers.

    Thanks to you all! Enjoy your families and the holidays!


  5. Happy Holidays to everyone at SOL! Going to a Christmas market today with family in Berlin.Germany.
    It’s spring here, too. Will share my experiences with you in the new year. Happy New Year!
    Barbara Suter


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