WNW IS ALMOST HERE!

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On-Demand Writing

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I’m planning on having my students complete an “on-demand” personal essay for the next two days before we begin our unit of study on persuasive letter writing. These are the guidelines I put… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: The Day After

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If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you’re aware that poetry is not a genre in which my writing is strong. However, the day after my wedding, I felt compelled to… Continue reading

One Little Word

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New Year’s Resolutions!???! FEH! Who needs them!??! I never stick to them anyway (who does?)! Therefore, when I saw the One Little Word “Challenge” on { A } this morning, I thought, “Wow!”… Continue reading

Practice What You Preach

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My husband (that feels cool to write) took this photo of me on our honeymoon. He captured me writing an entry, on the beach, in my writer’s notebook. I think this picture is… Continue reading

Rolling out my Hopes & Dreams for 2008

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What are your hopes and dreams for this new year? Leave a link (to your blog post) with your 2008 H&D’s by posting a comment.

Last Post of the Year

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This is going to be my last post for 2007. Tomorrow starts a new year, brimming with possibilities and promise. 2007 has been an amazing year for me professionally and personally. Though it… Continue reading

The whole toast

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Here’s what the entire wedding toast looked like (for those of you that emailed and asked me to post it): MY PART: You’ve come from as near as New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.… Continue reading

WN ENTRY: Traditions

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There is a wedding tradition that involves lifting the bride and groom above the crowd at a wedding celebration. Further, as in Orthodox Custom, they´re not supposed to touch. This photo represents that… Continue reading

merry christmas.

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Wedding Bells are Ringing.

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I woke up this morning and thought of Stacey.  Here’s the poem that’s been rattling around in my brain.  My grandma gave it to me when I got married, unfortunately I don’t know the… Continue reading

What if…?

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Ruth’s post from Thursday got me thinking about how to improve the practice that surrounds the teaching of non-fiction writing. Just how can it get better? What if teachers from across age levels… Continue reading

Mentoring A Toast

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Marc and I are eagerly awaiting our wedding. We’ve started writing a speech to our guests and parents. I decided to mentor myself after the way Lucy Calkins, my former professor and advisor,… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: A Tribute to My Co-Blogger Ruth

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Ruth: I found this poem and thought I’d post it… so glad you’re my co-blogger AND my friend! Warmest wishes for the holidays! –Stacey Standing by, All the way. Here to help you… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: T’was the Night Before Christmas

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This is one of my favorites.  I’ve been reading it daily for the past weeks. Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a… Continue reading

a little unit planning

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Tomorrow is our last day before a two week break.  Upon returning, I’ll be working in 3 classrooms, all focusing on nonfiction writing (2 on research & 1 on persuasion).  I love this shift… Continue reading

A look at some of the writing gifts my students created…

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…for parents, friends, Santa, sisters, and more!

Daily Something: A Real-Life Auction In My Classroom!

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ruth’s wn entry: one little word.

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Last year I took up an Ali E. challenge (a theme in my life, eh?) and participated in ONE LITTLE WORD.  The idea was to come up with a defining word for the… Continue reading

WNW Updated Logo

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What do you think of our new Writer’s Notebook Wednesday Logo? Please drop us a comment and let us know if this is an improvement over the blue one we’ve been using.