Category Archive: celebration

Give yourself a pat on the back!

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Take some time to celebrate what your students have accomplished, thanks to your teaching, in writing workshop. Name something — big or small — you’re proud of from this school year.

Songs for Celebrating Writing

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A quick list of some favorite songs for writing celebrations, to brighten your day!

A Recipe for a School-wide Writing Celebration

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This recipe for a school-wide writing celebration offers one idea for a way to include all students without the anxiety that often comes from presenting in front of a large group. Also, it is easy to prepare and the outcome is delicious!

Welcome to the World, Jackson!

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Please join me in celebrating with Beth, her husband, and her daughter as they welcome a new addition to their family, Jackson Brinton Moore.

Welcome to the World, Thomas!

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Please join me in celebrating with Anna and her husband as they welcome their son, Thomas Hudson Cockerille, into the world.

Bring the Writing Celebration to Them!

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Many parents, guardians, and extended family members cannot leave work to attend writing celebrations. Here are some ideas to bring your next publishing party into the community where you teach OR to make them virtual celebrations.

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR: PUBLISHING PARTIES

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Beth Moore offers a collection of ten publishing party ideas you can use to celebrate your students’ writing.

Dream Big…Read Big…Write Big

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Each year Deb Gaby helps select a reading theme for the school year at Milford Elementary School. This year, to kick off the BIG reading year, we hosted a carnival. Kids made book… Continue reading

Be more than busy. Be productive. Be happy.

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Seven tips to help you get and stay more productive during the holiday season and all year long.

Two Million

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I am thankful for every person who has found their way to our blog. I’m thankful to those who have offered advice, kind words, inspiration, and support through the years. It’s because of you, our readers and fellow educators, that we continue to blog day after day. Thank you for helping us to reach this special occasion in our blogging lives.

Expanding Writing Celebrations

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Here’s what’s filling up my brain… On Wednesday I’ll be joining educators at the Literacy in Motion Conference at Judson University. If you are there, make sure to say, Hello!

Today’s Our Blogiversary

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Today is our FIFTH blogiversary.  That’s right!  Five years ago today we started Two Writing Teachers. Here’s a little look at five things that have changed between June 12th, 2007 and June 12th,… Continue reading

Documenting Our Learning

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Sometimes I think about the amazing work happening in writing workshops, and then wonder if anyone else notices. Sometimes the things that are most amazing are small bits that pack big meaning. Sometimes… Continue reading

Kindergarten Poetry Celebration

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This is great. We’re going to play it this afternoon with the class. Popcorn, apple juice, and a movie to celebrate our work in poetry. Please watch the first minute, because the teacher,… Continue reading

Celebrating Versus Publishing

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I’ve been percolating some ideas for the Celebrating Writers book Christi Overman and I are working on and expect to have out later this year with Stenhouse. We pretty much had it drafted,… Continue reading

Want to hear some thoughts about celebrations?

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Recently Franki Sibberson interviewed me about the importance of writing celebrations. It was posted on Choice Literacy this week and you can listen here. While there, sign up to receive the Choice Literacy… Continue reading

Best Book Ever Party

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When authors have a book published, they often have a book party at a local library or bookstore. When Day by  Day came out my school hosted a book party for me. For… Continue reading

How Often Do You Celebrate Student Writing?

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I know most of us relish in the small celebrations of student writing everyday. This happens when we use student work to teach a minilesson, give positive feedback during a conference, and give… Continue reading

Writing Celebration: In-Progress Writing

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Celebration is important to writers, especially young writers. One way to tell it is time for a writing celebration is when the energy for writing begins taking a nosedive. Sometimes you know you… Continue reading

Nonfiction Writing Celebration

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I’ve just gotta tell you, I attended an incredible writing celebration today. Not only was the celebration itself cool, but the way it evolved rocked too. It was a true collaboration. It is… Continue reading