When It’s the First Day of School When it’s the first day of school, I’ll wake up before my alarm clock buzzes. When it’s the first day of school, I’ll … Continue Reading Poetry Friday: An Original Poem About the First Day of School (for a teacher)
I love Eve Merriam’s work. Here is one of my favorites, which I will be sharing with the teachers attending the Beginning Workshop Training that starts Monday. A Lazy Thought … Continue Reading A Lot of Slow to Grow.
I just finished reading the July 2008 Issue of Real Simple, which I’ve been subscribing to for years. Since I didn’t start it until AUGUST, I realized that the cover … Continue Reading Scheduling Time for Yourself As the New School Year Approaches
For the past two years I’ve included “My Writer’s Notebook/Diamond Search” by Brod Bagert inside of every student’s writer’s notebook. However, in addition to Barert’s Poem this year, I’m also … Continue Reading Inspiring Words for the Inside of Students’ Writer’s Notebooks
Jen, Sarah, and Ruth gave me some fantastic ideas about ways to make the launch of writer’s notebooks and using the classroom library more exciting for children in September. I … Continue Reading Literacy Gifts
A Completed First Day of School Pouch Originally uploaded by teachergal Since my first year of teaching, I’ve placed survival kits on the kids’ desks to help them get through … Continue Reading First Day of School “Survival Kits”
Last week I met with a group of teachers in a study group and we began with a writer’s notebook entry of all the things we love about the start … Continue Reading ruth’s wn entry: loving the start of school.
I’m up super-early today. Not because I live a gagillion miles from school, but because I’m so excited to meet my new class. Hence, in order to curb my nervous … Continue Reading First Day of School Poems
I’m finished with my classroom physically (minus the library). Hence, I’m taking the day to stay at home, clean up my study, fold my sweaters in the closet, get my … Continue Reading Taking the day off from setting up
I decided to have my students write Bio Poems on the first day of school this year in order to help them introduce themselves to me and vice versa. Like … Continue Reading Bio Poems: A great way to introduce yourself
Pretty soon we’re going to be going at full speed as a new school year begins. Before GO, though, there’s GET READY and GET SET. Have you gotten ready, gotten … Continue Reading before GO.
Today is my first day of work. I found comfort in this post over at the Cincinnati Library’s Blog, Turning the Page, since it discusses the book Mr. Ouchy’s First … Continue Reading First Day of School Jitters