Category Archive: gifts

Write to the Finish!

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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.

Heartfelt Gifts: Writing Presents

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My favorite gifts to give are the ones that have come from my heart and my pen!

Gifts to Inspire Young Writers + Giveaways

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Nurture a child’s interest and talent for writing this holiday season with one of these items. Look for a chance to win one of these five items by reading the giveaway information at the bottom of this blog post.

My Latest Writing Project: A Blessing

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Yesterday I read an incredible blog post by Edgar M. Bronfman in The Washington Post‘s “On Faith” section.  I believe Bronfman’s article, “Create a holy Hanukkah,” was penned with the sole purpose to… Continue reading

Today’s My Student Teacher’s Last Day

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Just a reminder for those of you whose student teachers are finishing soon: remember to get him/her something. As you’ll see, I put in some practical stuff, as well as some funny things… Continue reading

SOLSC: Please Link Your Story Here

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The month-long Slice of Life Story Challenge is three short weeks away. However, if you simply stopped by to submit the link to the Slice of Life Story you wrote for today, then… Continue reading

Birthday Poems Instead of Presents

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I don’t buy gifts. I don’t bake cupcakes. I don’t create Happy Birthday Certificates. Instead I hand-make a birthday card for each of my students, decorate it with stickers, ribbons, etc. and then… Continue reading

An Inspired Writer

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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 her upcoming birthday… Continue reading