Stacey and “Ebubbey” in 2002 Originally uploaded by teachergal When I woke up this morning, I got out of bed as usual. I went into our study, flicked on the … Continue Reading Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #24
Tomorrow’s Interactive Read Aloud includes Alan Say’s Book Grandfather’s Journey. Since our IRA Theme for the past two months has been immigration, I thought it would be nice to end … Continue Reading Family Tree Book
Things are crazy around my home & I’ve missed Wordless Wednesday two weeks in a row now . . . not to mention WNW. So on this Friday . . … Continue Reading Poetry Friday & Wordless Wednesday & WNW!
I’ve been celebrating a lot lately… My wedding, My students’ amazing achievements, and as of 5:40 this morning, my snow day. However, amid my joy, Ruth has been going through … Continue Reading WN ENTRY: Remembering
Daily Something Ebubbey 121807 Originally uploaded by teachergal I think the words in this jpg say it all…
Some kids have a really easy time writing about their families, but I’ve also seen many kids struggle with the idea of writing about their family. Hence, as I was … Continue Reading Family Trees Provide Us With A Way To Write About Our Family
This past Saturday we had our Aliyat Hatan veKallah at our synagogue, which was essentially a pre-wedding blessing followed by a celebration. We were surrounded by family and friends, which … Continue Reading Daily Something – Auf Ruf
On this day, I am thankful for so many things. I figured I’d create a list poem, with my ideas clustered in stanzas, of what I am thankful for. (I … Continue Reading Thanksgiving: A List Poem
I’m lucky because, you see, I have this constant, little reminder to notice stuff. I live with a toddler who notices the world and points out the wow. Constantly. Walking out … Continue Reading have you noticed the <i>wow</i> lately?
My grandmother passed away nearly seven months ago. In the days prior to her death she was lucid. I tried asking her lots of questions about her life, but she … Continue Reading WN Entry: A gift that really sticks in my memory
The purpose of Ruth’s other blog aims to inspire readers and writers. She definitely did that with me today! I decided that what I had already bought my Mom for … Continue Reading An Inspired Writer
My October newsletter is being translated right now. I expect to be sending it home to my students’ families sometime next week. I’m excited about it since I’m announcing a … Continue Reading Hosting a Writing Night
Coney Island: 2004 Originally uploaded by teachergal When I was a little girl my father used to take me to Brooklyn at least once a month so we could spend … Continue Reading Stacey’s WN Entry: Weekends in Brooklyn with My Dad
Last year I adopted (and adapted) an idea I got from Davis and Hill’s Book, The No-Nonsense Guide to Teaching Writing. For an entire year I gave my students weekend … Continue Reading WN: Weekend Check-Ins
My husband had left for 14 days for Peru, South America. During the time he was gone, I tenaciously captured our life through photos and blog posts. My son and … Continue Reading capturing life.
Everyone who attended George Ella Lyon‘s Session on Saturday Morning had the opportunity to make a memory after thinking about a drawing a floor plan of a home they’ve lived … Continue Reading Looking at Your Place: Making a Memory (WN Entry)
Fletcher suggests writing about a brother, sister, or special relative. Remember: think small. Focus on one aspect of that person, or one experience you had with him or her. “Go … Continue Reading Ruth’s WN Entry: A Special Relative
Today’s WN Entry comes from Ralph Fletcher’s Website. THE CHARGE: Special place: special room, attic nook, inside of a tree, scary closet. You might start by quickly sketching a map … Continue Reading Ruth’s WN Entry: Special Place
Fletcher suggests writing about a brother, sister, or special relative. Remember: think small. Focus on one aspect of that person, or one experience you had with him or her. Both … Continue Reading Stacey’s WN Entry: A Special Relative