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Work Smarter: How To Wrap Up A Unit of Study

This week my colleagues and I are writing posts that we hope will make your life a little easier. We’re sharing some ways to work smarter, not harder.

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April 2009 Poetry Challenge Gifts

April 2009 Poetry Challenge Gifts Originally uploaded by teachergal One-third of my students attempted the April 2009 Poetry Challenge, which I gave them as an optional, independent activity during the month of April to celebrate National Poetry Month. It was a lot of work in a month that included over a week off from school.… Continue reading April 2009 Poetry Challenge Gifts

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SOLSC: The Perfect “Gift”

Last week, on the day I taught my students how to write letter poems by showing them Brod Bagert's Poem "The Poem on My Pillow," one of my students came up to me with a letter poem… to me. I was touched by her words and found myself holding back tears. She brought it to… Continue reading SOLSC: The Perfect “Gift”