photograph · writing

PHOTO FRIDAYS: systems and tools that look pretty

old file tote with new folders Originally uploaded by teachergal I have four days left until I head back to school. Granted, I'll be in my classroom later today putting the finishing touches on the space. However, it seems hard to believe that summer is nearly over. I've been trying to fix-up my systems this… Continue reading PHOTO FRIDAYS: systems and tools that look pretty

photograph · slice of life

Consider adding photos to your SOLS this week.

It's Tuesday, which means it's time for the SOLSC! Link your post here by using Mr. Linky and/or posting a comment. I added photos to my post this week, which I created on Smilebox. Consider adding pictures to yours to enhance the story you tell.

photograph · work space

Photo Fridays: A Peek Into My Work Space

A Messy Desk is a Sign of... Originally uploaded by teachergal Last Friday I returned home from six weeks away. I went on vacation for a week and then spent five more in the NY Area with family and friends. I loved every minute of being away, catching up with my loved ones, but it… Continue reading Photo Fridays: A Peek Into My Work Space

new york city · photograph · wn entry

PHOTO FRIDAYS: NYY vs. SOX

I loved this guy's shirt... so I took a photo! Originally uploaded by teachergal "You can take the girl out of NY, but you can't take the NY out of the girl!" That's what I say whenever I encounter a Red Sox Fan in Rhode Island. who asks me why I root for the Yankees.… Continue reading PHOTO FRIDAYS: NYY vs. SOX

photograph · summer vacation · writing workshop

Photo Fridays: An Opportunity to Write About Photographs

Late Sunset over Lake Winona Originally uploaded by teachergal I marveled, twice, about the fact that the sun sets later in Indiana than it does in Rhode Island (i.e. because it's on the western part of the Eastern Time Zone). Therefore, after Ruth, Christi, and I parted from Jen, Cathy, and Sarah, I detoured to… Continue reading Photo Fridays: An Opportunity to Write About Photographs

holiday · memoir · photograph · wn entry

Happy Father’s Day.

May your day be filled with memories.  Whether you are missing someone, playing with someone, longing to be with someone, or waiting for someone -- I wish you a day filled with capturing life right now.  Days like this, set apart for special parental figures in our lives, can be a rich mix of strong… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day.

letter writing · persuasive writing · photograph · yearbook

A Labor of Love: Because My Students’ Lives and Experiences Matter

Here's what I'm working on now... Originally uploaded by teachergal Last year one of my fifth graders, Lauren, wrote a persuasive letter to a very large yearbook company's CEO asking him to give our class yearbooks. She successfully persuaded him to discount the price of a full-color yearbook for the entire class (the kids paid… Continue reading A Labor of Love: Because My Students’ Lives and Experiences Matter

art · authors · books · photograph · wn entry

Ruth’s Memoir Monday: Collecting Memories

Not so much a memoir post, but a post about collecting memories.  Soon after the girls arrived in our home a book arrived in my mail.  Photo Freedom by Stacy Julian has revolutionized my life.  When we realized the girls would be moving into our home in just over a week, we had to do… Continue reading Ruth’s Memoir Monday: Collecting Memories

memoir · memories · photograph · Write: It's good for you!

It’s the very first Memoir Monday!

Want to learn more about this Challenge? If so, click here. Need inspiration? Get started by reading this post and then writing down your own memoir-like entry. All set and ready to begin? Just link your blog post to us by clicking on this image linky: