Baseball and Poetry

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Lending-Out Baseball Books Originally uploaded by teachergal I’m constantly on-the-hunt for poetry that will be meaningful to the boys in my class. Sure, there are tons of humorous poems, but girls like those… Continue reading

SOLSC – Bonnie’s Photo

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My technology (i.e., WordPress in conjunction with Mozilla AND IE) is not working the way it should be this morning. Therefore, I’m having trouble uploading the video I shot of the giveaway of… Continue reading

It’s Alive!

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Nine of my students gave up their recess time today to loop masking tape and post over 60 poems the entire recopied for placement on the walls of the school.  Here’s at some… Continue reading

Slicing on Tuesdays

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We’re back to slicing on Tuesdays only.  (Insert the Whew! or That’s all we do now!??! here.)  Therefore, please submit your Slice of Life Story, as a comment, on this post. Bonnie has… Continue reading

Classroom Poetry Challenge

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Looking to implement some kind of independent reading/writing project that involves poetry in your classroom this month?  Click here for info on the one my kids are doing this month, which was inspired… Continue reading

Memoir Monday Is Back!

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Now that the month-long SOLSC is over, we’re going back to memoirs on Mondays and slices on Tuesdays.  We hope you’ll join us by posting a link today.

Commas and Conjunctions

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My class is still in the thick of our Conventions Unit of Study.  We’re nearing the end of our comma study, but have chosen to study how to use commas with conjunctions for… Continue reading

Images from Yesterday’s Slice of Life Celebration

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I celebrated with some small notebooks, pens, notes, and cake with my eight students who wrote for 25 – 31 days last month.  Some images from the set-up for the Celebration: From Slice… Continue reading

Silent Movie: The Reveal of the Final Giveaways

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And the Giveaways Go to…

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13 of our Slicers participated for all 31 days of the Challenge. So, going through my list in alphabetical order, I matched up Slicers with the giveaways.  And the giveaways go to… NOTE:… Continue reading

National Poetry Month Offers Oodles of Outstanding Poetry Activities for Young Ones

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Have you been feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the poetry-related resources that have been flooding your inbox the past few days? I know I have! Hence, I’ve tried to boil-down what… Continue reading

Facebook + Educators

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Today an email came from one of the principals in my school district encouraging her staff to be cautious when using Facebook.  Attached to the email was a memo from the Indiana State… Continue reading

SOLSC – Day 31 of 31

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Today’s the final day of our month-long writing challenge! Please link your Slice of Life Story to this post by leaving a comment (scroll to the bottom of this post) before 11:59 p.m.… Continue reading

Visual Vocab.

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One my colleagues e-mailed me a link to a site called “Weboword – Vocabulary Visually!” today. Essentially, this site is updated with adorable pictures that visually describe a word through a stick-figure cartoon.… Continue reading

Ruth’s SOLS: Dinner.

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It’s nearly the last Slice of Life for the month, so I double checked my list of slices I wanted to be sure to capture and decided that today is the day to… Continue reading

SOLSC – Day 30 of 31

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We’re on the second-to-last day our month-long writing challenge! Please link your Slice of Life Story to this post by leaving a comment (scroll to the bottom of this post) before 11:59 p.m.… Continue reading

ruth’s sols: just a little reminder.

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Today I was waiting for my husband & kids to pick me up from a store.  While I was waiting I picked up a book to pass the time.  After reading the first… Continue reading

SOLSC – Day 29 of 31

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We’re on the 29th day our month-long writing challenge! Kindly link your Slice of Life Story to this post by leaving a comment (scroll to the bottom of this post) before 11:59 p.m.… Continue reading

Some Handwritten Notes from the Sat. Reunion

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Regular readers of this blog have probably noticed my absence this last week.  I was feeling, for lack of a better word, lousy.  I came back from last weekend’s TCRWP Saturday Reunion raring… Continue reading

ruth’s sols: i know myself better.

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Last week I read this on Ali Edwards’  blog: My expectations this time around are completely different. My approach is slower and calmer. I know myself better and I am less-stressed out (even… Continue reading