So here I am, on a mission, to find the perfect notebook to use as my MASTER NOTEBOOK (sounds kind of funny calling it that) for my conferences. I think … Continue Reading Operation Notebook
Angela Redden got me thinking about all of my goals for the upcoming school year. I thought this would be a brilliant place for me to articulate my writerly goals, … Continue Reading My Writing Teacher Goals
Last week I blogged about a Recipe for Conferring Success. I’ve done some more thinking about it in recent days and am left pondering the following questions for myself as … Continue Reading One notebook or many?
I was inspired by Cloudscome to post some photographs. I want to actually challenge myself to write some poetry about the photographs I took over my long weekend. Perhaps you’ll … Continue Reading Poetic Inspiration from Photos
We just returned from Cape Cod and Nantucket where I had the privilege of spending some time at the seashore breathing in the fresh, clean, New England Air. Ahhhh! We … Continue Reading WN Entry: Collecting Seashells at the Seashore
I’m up way too early this morning. I think I’m excited to finally be going to the Cape today. Hence, I thought this was the perfect poem for me to … Continue Reading Poetry Friday… Another Billy Collins Poem
I baked a delicious chocolate peanut butter chip quick bread this past weekend. It came from a mix. (See how honest I am!) However, it required a few ingredients, such … Continue Reading Recipe for Conferring Success
I met with the other teacher on my grade level today to plan our Reading and Writing Workshops for the first month of school. Our writing teaching points were inspired … Continue Reading The first month of school
Last month I wrote a writer’s notebook entry entitled “Noticing People.” I urged everyone to thank the people who make the world go round on a daily basis. It seems … Continue Reading Paying Tribute to Those Who Make the World Run (Including You!)
One of Ruth’s Colleagues from Indiana, Jen Barney, wrote a post about the top ten things she’s learned as a teacher of writing in the past year. I think she … Continue Reading What really matters when providing quality writing instruction…
I just joined Classroom 2.0. My page is really bare bones right now, but check it out when you can.
Heinemann just published a lovely series of three booklets by Jim Vopat entitled Micro Lessons in Writing. I am so excited about infusing these micro lessons into my classroom, starting … Continue Reading Getting Started: Creating CWPs
I’ve unpacked nearly all of my boxes. While I know a few of my titles are missing, I just wanted to share my Writing Workshop Professional Bookshelf. Some of my … Continue Reading My Writing Workshop Bookshelf
I’m still in my Billy Collins Poetry Kick. Here’s one that purely captures the essence of making it into the double digits of life! On Turning Ten The whole idea … Continue Reading POETRY FRIDAY: On Turning Ten
It rained today. Hard. Really, really hard. I had to run the windshield wipers on the highest setting just so I could see out. Hence, I didn’t do everything I … Continue Reading My Last Day in New York City
Right now I feel like the young girl (actually Patricia MacLachlan) in Maclachlan’s Memoir What You Know First. I’m preparing for a move from one east coast city to another … Continue Reading WN Entry: Moving