Due to the snow and the delayed opening, I only had seven of my students today. Kate had five. Hence, we brought our kids together. Luckily the art supplies from … Continue Reading Creating Gifts of Writing
I’ve been pretty good about keeping up with my Daily Somethings. Again, thanks to Ruth, and of course to Ali Edwards, for the inspiration to do these.
So this is from yesterday, but by the time my parents left & CSI came on, I didn’t have time to upload the photos + play with Photoshop. Here you have … Continue Reading ruth’s wn entry: daily something #6
I teach because of relationships. I teach to impact others in positive ways. I was surprised, looking over my map because of what’s not there. No units, no grammar, no … Continue Reading ruth’s wn entry: teaching heart map
I had the opportunity to visit The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts today. For someone who like me, who is obsessed with picture books, spending … Continue Reading Art Appreciation (Picture Books)
My students finished the NECAP Reading Test today. The sun also came out too. (I was on the verge of building an arc since there had been a lot of … Continue Reading Sketching the exterior of your school
I’ve been a writing coach for four years now. My arm was gently twisted at the end of the school year when I was planning on looping my seventh graders … Continue Reading a special space.
Today in a fourth grade classroom, the teacher let me experiment (play) a bit. We focused on places for our notebook entries. After all of the wn entries Stacey & … Continue Reading power of place.
Just wanted to let you know Z-Scrap has all K & Company products on sale right now (as well as other goodies). Here’s a link to all of Z-Scrap’s sale … Continue Reading writer’s notebook decorations.
Stacey inspired me (as is so often the case) to capture my home in some sort of art medium for my writer’s notebook. Since for my 30th birthday my husband … Continue Reading ruth’s wn entry: home + art.
Paula left a comment under Stacey’s entry: Sketching the Place We Live. She had some great resources listed, so I wanted to share them here on the main page. (I’ve … Continue Reading books on art + writing.
I’ve told my students so many times to sketch a memory and then draw it. I’m a little tired of that strategy for I feel that too often kids try … Continue Reading “Sketching” the Place Where You Live