Publishing before a vacation

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I was talking with one of my former student teachers tonight. We were discussing the fact that it’s hard to get kids to publish before a big school vacation (like the one we… Continue reading

Daily Something

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Daily Something Ebubbey 121807 Originally uploaded by teachergal I think the words in this jpg say it all…

DAILY SOMETHING: Cards or Written Messages That Convey Sentiments?

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I spent yesterday afternoon creating “cards” for my bridesmaids. I didn’t want to attach an impersonal card to each of their gifts, so I decided to dig up old pictures, use my scanner… Continue reading

Family Trees Provide Us With A Way To Write About Our Family

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Some kids have a really easy time writing about their families, but I’ve also seen many kids struggle with the idea of writing about their family. Hence, as I was playing around on… Continue reading

Just like Peter H. Johnston says, “You should be proud of yourself.” Today I Am!

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Just like Peter H. Johnston says, "You should be proud of yourself." Today I Am! Originally uploaded by teachergal

Daily Something: Helping Others

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Daily Something 121607 Originally uploaded by teachergal My Mom and I were talking about things that people can do to reach out to others in their communities yesterday evening. I got inspired and… Continue reading

Trains & Snow — My Daily Something

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New Scrapbook Program… thought I’d try it out for my Daily Something. Here it is! daily something 121507, originally uploaded by teachergal.

Creating Gifts of Writing

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Due to the snow and the delayed opening, I only had seven of my students today. Kate had five. Hence, we brought our kids together. Luckily the art supplies from Blick arrived yesterday.… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: A Poem by Kate DiCamillo

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Here’s an excerpt from “Snow, Aldo,” which is one of the most beautiful poems I’ve ever read. The imagery is amazing. But most of all, it warms my heart each and every time… Continue reading

Friday – Daily Something

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I’ve been pretty good about keeping up with my Daily Somethings. Again, thanks to Ruth, and of course to Ali Edwards, for the inspiration to do these.

where’s the two?

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I feel like I’ve been missing in action this week.  Interesting, that I feel the need to explain myself to the blog world.   Here it goes: Where I’ve Been I’ve been fighting the… Continue reading

ruth’s wn entry: my writing.

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My writing is evolving.  I’m beginning to reach the art of just letting it be —  meaning allowing the words to take me and in the process evolve into new ideas.  I used to… Continue reading

Daily Something: It Ended Yesterday

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Chanukkah ended yesterday. I’m no longer commanded to kindle the lights on the menorah. The eighth night of Chanukkah always feels like a let down when you see the flames illuminating your home… Continue reading

Body Paragraphs

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My students will start drafting their personal essay body paragraphs tomorrow. In preparation for this event, I put together the basics of a good body paragraph. They are, as follows: EVERY GOOD BODY… Continue reading

WNW is here! “Where do you write?” is today’s working theme.

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It’s Wednesday again. That means it’s time for ! You may leave a comment or use Mr. Linky to link others to your writing today. Click here to read today’s charge if you… Continue reading

Daily Something: Alarm Clock

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It is reliable. I’ve had it since college. That’s a long time!!! I invested $17 in this alarm clock in 1995 and it’s still working for me, waking me up before the roosters… Continue reading

WN Entry: The place where I write

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I write daily at my desk. Even though my computer can be transported anywhere, I prefer to sit in my study and write in my desk and my chair. However, when I use… Continue reading

Daily Something: A little corner of my world

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My favorite corner in my home: Pictures I took during my summer vacation. Photos that transport me to another time and place where relaxation takes precedence over the little things we overthink in… Continue reading

TeachersCount

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I receive the “TeachersCount” Newsletter each month. I just learned about their blog, which is looking for newer teachers to write one post/week. Since this is a blog about writing and teaching, I… Continue reading

Tools of a Writer

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Where do you write? What do you use? Are you a notebook and pen/pencil person or do you type up everything on a computer? Does something inspire you in your writing space? What… Continue reading