Category Archive: small moment

Stories Matter

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“If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive.” —Barry Lopez Stories… Continue reading

Stacey’s S.O.L.S.

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I spent an inordinate amount of time picking out the exact supplies I needed for my students’ Meeting Area Supplies Boxes. I was almost set, but realized I needed contact lens solution. Hence,… Continue reading

Stacey’s SOLS: Almost Skunked

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Not so long ago, in a land called Connecticut… OR Once upon a time, when we were driving up to my in-law’s home… Doesn’t that sound tranquil? Well, it should’ve been, but it… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge

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Please add the following image to your post and/or link back to https://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2008/04/08/slice-of-life-story-challenge/ so that folks can find other participants. Link your Slice of Life Story here by clicking on Mr. Linky.

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Jacob’s Pillow HERE I COME!

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We stayed up late last night to watch the final game between Kansas and Memphis. Only two points separated Marc and I from one another in our little bracket contest. I was behind… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #18

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How do you get kids to remember to add the remainder, not multiply the remainder, when they’re checking their work? Well, I think I found a way while I was teaching today. (I… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 13

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Welcome to Day 13 of the: Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr. Linky Widget below. To learn more about this Challenge, please visit our… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 7

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You still have time to participate in the: Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr. Linky Widget below. To learn more about this Challenge, please… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day 4

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We Voted Together! #3 & #4 at the Polling Place! Originally uploaded by teachergal I didn’t care if I am sick. I’m voting today! “What time do you think we need to leave… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 3

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Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr. Linky Widget below. To learn more about this Challenge, please visit our Slice of Life Challenge Page. Also,… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 1

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It’s 12:05 a.m. on March 1st, which means it’s time for me to post the widget for Day 1 of the Slice of Life Story Challenge. Please link your Slice of Life Story… Continue reading

Eight Slice of My Life –> Sharing With My Students

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This will be the cover page for the eight slice of life stories I wrote this past week. I’m going to be sharing them with my students so that they, too, can take… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story: Close Call

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Mr. Quirk, my high school driving instructor, told me that many accidents happen in parking lots since people aren’t paying attention. For that reason, I’ve always been sure to be extra-alert whenever I… Continue reading

Publishing Small Moment Stories in Kindergarten

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I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours at P.S. 171, my old school, yesterday when I was in NYC taking care of some wedding planning. During the time I was… Continue reading

Write about it in your notebook!

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One of my students got injured in the classroom yesterday. Hence, he had to make a trip to the hospital emergency room. I visited him in the evening and found that he had… Continue reading

Twenty Published Pieces

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Twenty Published Pieces That Grew Out of Writer’s Notebook Entries Caption: My students spent two days working on on-demand writing pieces. Today eight of them shared their small moment stories in front of… Continue reading

On-Demand Writing Time

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They’ve collected and collected and collected some more in their writer’s notebooks. Now it’s time for my kids to publish something. I’m giving them two days to do an “on-demand” piece of writing… Continue reading

Memory Boxes are a big hit!

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I modeled the golf glove piece to my class today during my demonstration. I partially wrote it out and partially wrote in the air. Then, I had the kids select one item from… Continue reading

One notebook or many?

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Last week I blogged about a Recipe for Conferring Success. I’ve done some more thinking about it in recent days and am left pondering the following questions for myself as a teacher of… Continue reading

The first month of school

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I met with the other teacher on my grade level today to plan our Reading and Writing Workshops for the first month of school. Our writing teaching points were inspired by five professional… Continue reading