One of my favorite things about being a classroom teacher was taking educational field trips with my students. One year, I took my fifth grades on 20-25 field trips around … Continue Reading Notebooks on Field Trips: Discovering the Writer’s Life
A recovering hater of information writing, this post is my first step towards bringing information writing to life for my third graders! It is a vision and collection of possibliities for infusing information writing across the curriculum through the day.
How do you help your students establish their identity as writers?
Some students want to write more than what is required of them in writing workshop. Enter independent writing projects! But how do you go from being another set of eyes on some additional writing a student does to helping him/her go public with their work?
It’s been hard for me to watch the news reports of the devastation Hurricane Sandy caused for the New York Metropolitan Area. My hometown and the state I grew up … Continue Reading Assistance After Super Storm Sandy + Service Learning Projects
DonorsChoose has created a page on their website where citizen philanthropists, like YOU, can go to fund a project for a teacher whose school was impacted by Hurricane Sandy. As … Continue Reading Please help a teacher whose classroom was impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Longtime readers of this site know that I’m a big proponent of DonorsChoose. During my years as a classroom teacher I had over 65 proposals funded on DonorsChoose thanks to … Continue Reading Watch a Video & Then Enter to Win a Gift Card
I’ve talked to quite a few public school teachers here in Pennsylvania in the past few weeks who’ve never heard of DonorsChoose. I’m always shocked when I hear about teachers … Continue Reading Do you use DonorsChoose?
I’ve written a couple of mini-grant proposal on DonorsChoose.org in the past couple of years for real writer’s notebooks (i.e., Bluelines and Moleskines) for my students to use so that … Continue Reading Portable Writer’s Notebooks
Today’s the last day to vote for in the AmEx Members Project. If you haven’t cast your vote yet, then I hope you’ll support DonorsChoose today! [clearspring_widget title=”Members Projects” wid=”489381e14f271d66″ … Continue Reading DonorsChoose & the Members Project
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Get out the vote! I hope you’ll join me in supporting DonorsChoose by voting for them in the Members Project Competition, which is sponsored by American Express. [clearspring_widget title=”Members Projects” … Continue Reading Members Projects
I used an LCD Projector in my classroom for the very first time today. (One of my kids took a photo of the computer, the “screen,” and the LCD I … Continue Reading LCD
On November 14th I received funding, through DonorsChoose, for the “Writing Gift Center” I blogged about in October. I was delighted that someone who didn’t know me or my students … Continue Reading Gifts from the Heart
I’ve had a few inquiries (personally and online) about how I went about publishing DEAL WITH IT! Powerful Words from Smart, Young Women with my former students. Well, I wrote … Continue Reading Empowering the Voices of Ten Girls from East Harlem
I started a BLOGGER CHALLENGE over at DonorsChoose.org yesterday in order to get some funding for writing into other teachers’ classrooms. Would you believe that someone already donated $100 towards … Continue Reading DonorsChoose Challenge
I’ve started a BLOGGER CHALLENGE over at DonorsChoose.org in order to get some funding for writing into other teachers’ classrooms. As you know, our motto is “Write: It’s Good For … Continue Reading Blogger Challenge
DonorsChoose officially launched in Rhode Island today. (Note: DonorsChoose went national on Labor Day.) Very exciting!!! Just wanted to post that up here since the Rhode Island Foundation, as per … Continue Reading Launch
DonorsChoose is giving existing teacher-users who refer other teachers $100 towards their referrals for referring others. If you signed up for DonorsChoose as a result of the post I wrote … Continue Reading A slightly tawdry request