Category Archive: words of wisdom

Creating Classroom Environments: Places for Writers to Grow

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Every summer I dream of my classroom. When considering my third grade writers, what do they need to grow and how can I provide classroom spaces for that?

Words of Wisdom for Former Students

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Right before I went to sleep last night I checked my e-mail.  It contained a couple of useless e-mails from companies trying to get me to by their wares as well as an… Continue reading

50 Life Lessons

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Regina Brett, a columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, wrote a column in 2006 that included 50 life lessons she’s learned in honor of her 50th birthday.  It’s being forwarded around, via e-mail,… Continue reading

What I Know Now

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My friend Nicole purchased a copy of What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self for me when I turned 30. The book sat on my bookshelf for over a year-and-a-half despite… Continue reading

A favorite end of the year activity: Words of Wisdom Bulletin Board

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It’s always amusing to see what kind of advice my students pass on to next year’s class. Here’s a picture of the Words of Wisdom Bulletin Board my students created for my incoming… Continue reading

Words of Wisdom Bulletin Board

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Words of Wisdom Bulletin Board Originally uploaded by teachergal My friend Carrie, and my in-laws-to-be, came up to Rhode Island to help me set up my classroom this weekend. Carrie helped me put… Continue reading

WN Entry: Words of Wisdom (W.O.W.)

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Ruth and I collect quotations, which is why we have an entire page devoted to quotes. However, I also like Words of Wisdom. In fact, I have had my two previous classes create… Continue reading