Category Archive: field trips

Five on Friday: Travel Edition

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A recent visit to San Francisco inspired me to think about oral story telling, publishing, an persuasive writing. Here are five things my trip left me thinking about. PLUS, leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win a copy of a new picture book from Chronicle Books.

Story Telling in 104 Degree Heat

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Yesterday we headed to Massachusetts for our final field trip of the year. We were supposed to visit the Sculpture Park at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln. However, it was going to be… Continue reading

Writing Thank You Notes

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The art of a thank you note… Miss Annechini, my sixth grade teacher, taught us how to write “Bread and Butter Notes,” which has stuck with me for years. However, for years before… Continue reading

Poetry: 50 Stories Above the Surface

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Prudential Center: Skywalk Observatory Originally uploaded by teachergal The entire fourth grade went high on Friday. What did we do? We went up to the Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center in Boston.… Continue reading

We’re Doing Poetry at the Zoo

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at the zoo Originally uploaded by teachergal I just booked a field trip to take my class (and Kate’s) to the Zoo next month. I’m so excited since they’ll be observing the animals… Continue reading

Poetry Walking Tour

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I’m thinking about stepping out with my students and their families this spring to do a walking tour of Providence. But not just any kind of walking tour… a poetry walking tour. (I’ve… Continue reading

Start Writing Proposals Today!

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Pat Werner, my amazing Literacy Coach from my first year of teaching, told me about DonorsChoose, an organization that matches teachers in need of funding with citizen philanthropists, in the fall of 2004.… Continue reading