Monthly Archive: March, 2018

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 23 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 23 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! 2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC PADLET ANNOUNCEMENTS INSPIRATION/TODAY’S QUESTION Today’s Question for Classroom SOLSC Teachers: What have you learned about yourself as a… Continue reading

Branding Student Blogs

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As an instructional technology coach, I have the privilege of working alongside teachers as they bring their students into the world of blogging.  Many of the teachers I work with are new to blogging. They rely on me to steer them into an experience that will engage the student, lift student writing, and fit within the already packed school day. I guide these teachers to create branded blogs.

Day 22 of the March SOLSC #SOL18

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You’ve made it to Day 22!  Keep writing! Keep sharing! Keep commenting!

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 22 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 22 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! Single digit days left in the challenge! 2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC PADLET ANNOUNCEMENTS Please be sure to comment on our daily inspiration/questions. We… Continue reading

Day 21 of the March SOLSC #SOL18

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The third week can feel hard! We’re past the newness factor, and the end it still in the distance. Keep writing! Keep sharing! Keep commenting!

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 21 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 21 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!  Only ten more days, finish strong! 2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC PADLET ANNOUNCEMENTS Please be sure to comment on our daily inspiration/questions. We… Continue reading

The Winner? It Could be YOU!

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Are you ready to see a winner reveal?

Day 20 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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What keeps you going on day twenty? Look around you! Get inspired by the whispering deer, a silent blue jay, the creaking branch, or the squeak of a swing. A story is waiting.

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 20 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 20 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! 2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC PADLET ANNOUNCEMENTS Please be sure to comment on our daily inspiration/questions. We are hoping this will foster a… Continue reading

Flexible Seating Options

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Not everyone works the same way. As educators, it’s up to us to find what works best for every kid so we’re meeting their needs.

Day 19 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Writing for yourself awakens your inner writer. Write from your head and heart.

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 19 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 19 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! 2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC PADLET ANNOUNCEMENTS Have you stopped by to see who won the student commenting challenge from last weekend?  It… Continue reading

Day 18 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Welcome to the eighteenth day of the 11th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!   ANNOUNCEMENTS Do you use Blogger? Do you like comments? Did you know some slicers are finding it very difficult… Continue reading

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 18 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 18 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! Can you believe it, 18 days of writing? 2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC PADLET ANNOUNCEMENTS  Did you catch Betsy’s comment challenge announcement?  It’s the… Continue reading

Day 17 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Another commenting challenge begins today!

Our Second Mid-Month Weekend Commenting Challenge #SOL18

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Get the fire extinguisher ready because your fingers might burst into flames with commenting motivation when I tell you what our second mid-month commenting challenge prize is going to be this weekend!

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 17 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 17 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!  Happy St. Patricks Day!  2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC PADLET ANNOUNCEMENTS Find your words and spread the word about your student’s writing on… Continue reading

Day 16 of the March SOLSC! #SOL18

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Congratulations, you’ve officially reached the halfway point!

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 16 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 16 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! You’re doing great, keep writing! 2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC PADLET ANNOUNCEMENTS Please be sure to comment on our daily inspiration/questions. Last year… Continue reading

Strategies to Support the Spelling Perfectionists in Your Classroom

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Many kids go through a perfectionist stage. They will sometimes freeze up, choose not to write, or select different, easier words to spell. Here’s what you can do.