Oops, this was suppose to post yesterday. I’m thankful for . . . Silly jokes that make giggles come alive Ordinary moments captured with words Photos documenting life The privileged work … Continue Reading Gratitudes
Yesterday morning I received a promotional e-mail from The Daily Planner, a company that sells oodles of interesting writerly supplies. I perused around their site for a few minutes, find … Continue Reading Living Like a Writer: Someday
Naomi Leon keeps lists. Lots of them. However, she’s not real. Our students are real and quite frankly need to be taught the power in keeping lists. Over at my … Continue Reading The Power of a Good List
Poetry Friday 030708 Originally uploaded by teachergal Every Friday we read a poem together. I found this one in a poetry book I just got and thought I’d share it … Continue Reading POETRY FRIDAY: This sheet is for my class’s Morning Meeting
Today was the hundredth day of school. As usual, I overplanned: The good news is that we got to all but two of these things. The bad news is that … Continue Reading 100th Day of School
Another wedding poem… an original (of course) list poem. Debacles (that really don’t matter) In the end, who really cares that… My wedding ring got stuck on my finger the … Continue Reading Poetry Friday: Another Wedding One
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
As I’ve stated many times, I’m not a great poet. It’s an area I’m trying to improve upon. However, how hard is a list poem, right? Well, here goes my … Continue Reading A List Poem for Poetry Friday
I’ve been known to use lots of gimmicky things to get kids to write in their notebooks. For instance, I’ll create mini-charts (aka: cheat sheets) of the large strategy charts … Continue Reading Gimmicks
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.
Today in a fourth grade classroom, the teacher let me experiment (play) a bit. We focused on places for our notebook entries. After all of the wn entries Stacey & … Continue Reading power of place.
Like Stacey, I think it’s imperative that kids have lists in their notebooks about writing ideas. I think one of the most powerful lessons we can give students in regards … Continue Reading more on generating writing ideas.
I got inspired by Reflections from the Rockies‘ Post entitled “My Favorite Things About Colorado So Far.” Since a good deal of my students’ first couple weeks of Writing Workshos … Continue Reading WN Entry: Making A List
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.
One of the ways I’ve used this summer to grow is by noticing the small stories that are creating my life. These stories matter. Little did I know what an … Continue Reading ruth’s wn entry: stories matter