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

SOLSC – Day 28 of 31

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We’re on the twenty-eighth 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

what a find!

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In the wonderful way of the Internet, where link leads on to link, I found a new blog.  Started at the beginning of this month, Yeah, Write, is right up my alley!  With… Continue reading

SOLSC – Day 27 of 31

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We’re on the 27th 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

Punctuation Police

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Today was my first day back to the classroom after being under the weather and out for two-and-a-half-days. I hesitated jumping back in, realizing I had a lot to catch-up on in my… Continue reading

ruth’s sols: the shirt.

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This photo was taken a year ago, but my son was dressed in this shirt today.  Before I even got out of bed this morning, I began percolating on today’s slice of life… Continue reading

SOLSC – Day 26 of 31

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We’re on the 26th 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

SOLSC – Day 25 of 31

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We’re on the 25th 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

choice in process.

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This trimester I have the pleasure of working in a ninth grade language arts class.  The first unit of study has been a deep look into narrative writing.  The challenge has been to… Continue reading

SOLSC – Day 24 of 31

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We’re on the 24th day our month-long writing challenge! (One week left to go!) Please link your Slice of Life Story to this post by leaving a comment (scroll to the bottom of… Continue reading

ruth’s sols: a walk

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My oldest daughter and I went for a walk tonight.  Just a short little jaunt down the side road.  She held my hand the entire time.  When she needed to push her hair… Continue reading

SOLSC – Day 23 of 31

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We’re on the 23rd 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

Obstacles to Revision for Little Kids

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Katherine Bomer hosted a session on fabulous revision strategies for students in grades K-3 at the TCRWP Saturday Reunion yesterday.  I haven’t synthesized my notes from that part of her presentation yet, but… Continue reading

SOLSC – Day 22 of 31

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We’re on the 22nd 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

Soon… Reflections About the Saturday Reunion

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I spent the earlier part of today at the TCRWP Saturday Reunion.  I attended the keynote and four sessions back-to-back.  I took 39 pages of notes.  I spent time with Jen from A… Continue reading

SOLSC – Day 21 of 31

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We’re more than 2/3 of the way finished with our month-long writing challenge! (Do you believe it?) Please link your Slice of Life Story to this post by leaving a comment (scroll to… Continue reading

SOLSC – Day 20 of 31

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We’re on the 20th 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

Thinking About Punctuation in Texts

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My students shared their findings about punctuation marks, from earlier in the week, with each other yesterday. The charts, below, were eye-opening for me since not all of the descriptions about why the… Continue reading