Today is “Poem in Your Pocket Day.” When I taught in NYC, this was the equivalent of a holiday. Lots of fun activities and special events took place on this … Continue Reading What’s in your pocket?
My friend Dan sent me this article this morning. Do click over to The New York Times and read it when you have a few moments. New York Region With … Continue Reading NY Times Article
Even if you’re a few days behind, don’t fret. C’mon in and join Paul B. Janeczo, who selected the poems for A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to … Continue Reading A One Week Poetry Challenge: Day 5 of 8
A Senryu About My Tummy Ache Sampling “Pesach” food Gefilte fish and pickles Tummy ache galore! I’m not sure why I chose that combination of things (there was more), but … Continue Reading Stacey’s Fifth of Eight Poems
Someone once told me that an experienced teacher asks, “How are the kids doing?” rather than asking “How am I doing?” I’ve found that to be more and more true … Continue Reading Reflections: Growth
I’ve probably written couplets before, but I don’t think I realized it. You see, I disliked poetry when I was in elementary school because I thought it ALL had to … Continue Reading A One Week Poetry Challenge: Day 4 of 8
Please add the following image to your post and/or link back to this post so that folks can find other participants. Consider inviting-in someone new to the SOLSC Community. Know … Continue Reading This Tuesday’s SOLSC Is Here!
I’ve been doing some very light hammering for the past hour. There are more holes in some of my walls than I should even admit to. Why? I’m trying to … Continue Reading Stacey’s Slice of Life Story
I started a Word Count Journal nine days ago. I like the concept, but I find it so restricting! With the exception of articles I wrote (in my former life … Continue Reading Word Count Feels So Restricting
A Couplet About the Tomato Salads I Created For Dinner Originally uploaded by teachergal I was slicing tomatoes, crumbling goat cheese, sprinkling salt, and drizzling olive oil last night. The … Continue Reading Stacey’s Fourth of Eight Poems
One of my students contacted me yesterday asking for things to do online because she was bored. Hence, I found some great student resources over at ReadWriteThink that I shared … Continue Reading Student Resources on ReadWriteThink
Nurturing a Poem with Two Voices Originally uploaded by teachergal First, I decided it would be appropriate for me to do some nurturing… after all, I want to make sure … Continue Reading Stacey’s Third of Eight Poems
Ruth got me thinking about writing a poem for two voices, which I attempted once (and failed at). Hence, I modified my thinking about poems for two voices since I … Continue Reading A One Week Poetry Challenge: Day 3 of 8
My best friend had a baby on March 10th, 2008. The distance between us (she lives in Southern CT), coupled with my busy work schedule, meant that I didn’t get … Continue Reading Stacey’s Second of Eight Poems
Even if you didn’t partake in Day 1 of the Challenge, you may start at any time with: Today’s inspiration to jump-start your writing, if you need it: Try writing … Continue Reading A One Week Poetry Challenge: Day 2 of 8