To end the year on a happy note, I am setting some goals for April, May and June in my own version of a Writing Teacher's Happiness Project. What would you work on to end your year in a happy way?
Now our year is coming to a close and we are having to find new ways to end the year and say goodbye. With another change comes another opportunity for trauma... it is important to remember that the health and welfare of every person comes first, even and especially as we bring the school year to a close.
It's the final countdown to summer for me and my third graders. Here are some ways we've used writing to end the year in a meaningful way.
How's your OLW going this year? Mine has been popping up again recently and reminding me to make more of an effort.
It's that time of year when we start to think about all the things we didn't get to do with our students! Here are five writing exercises I am going to make sure students don't leave without!
Sometimes it's the feedback our students -- rather than our administrators -- give us that help us become better teachers.
As we approach the end of the year, it’s a great time to think about and ask children to think about the growth they’ve made since the first day of school. In the rush, it’s easy to forget about the importance of slowing down and taking the time to reflect, and yet, reflection is a cornerstone of learning.
Here's a preview about our upcoming blog series that will help you close-out your writing workshop in meaningful ways.
Sometimes we learn a lot by asking students what makes the difference in their lives as learners.
We cannot underestimate the value of year-end sharing, celebrating and reflecting opportunities for young writers.
As the end of this particular school year draws near, you might think about the qualities of your favorite stories to help you plan an ending that is meaningful for your students.
So, we are all winding down the school year these days. The end of year projects, festivities, packing up, and cleaning out plans are in full swing in my classroom at the moment...and my thoughts are beginning to turn to that last rite of the school year: the goodbye message...