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Poll – Early Results

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From the looks of the poll I posted two days ago, it looks like people would like more posts about “units of study” and “using mentor texts” in writing classrooms. Since the poll… Continue reading

The Makings of a TRUE Mentor Text

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I realize I’m a bit late to the “Those Shoes Party,” which is a touching text written by Maribeth Boelts and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. Those Shoes was published in 2007 and… Continue reading

“Day in a Sentence”: The Release of the Sentences

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Hosting “Day in a Sentence” has given me an opportunity to view new blogs from around the country (and world). I’m thrilled Kevin gave me the chance to host it here this week.… Continue reading

Inspiration

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A couple of weeks ago I found myself in my parents’ home staring at the inside of the door jam that leads to their laundry room. It still held the markings my father… Continue reading

Stacey’s S.O.L.S.

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I spent an inordinate amount of time picking out the exact supplies I needed for my students’ Meeting Area Supplies Boxes. I was almost set, but realized I needed contact lens solution. Hence,… Continue reading

Ruth’s MM: My Brother.

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Last night I was looking through some of my original posts, trying to find the words to match a picture.  Along the way, I ran across this post about when my brother and… Continue reading

Ruth’s Memoir Monday: High School Graduation

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I spent the week leading up to my high school graduation begging my mom for a new outfit.  You don’t need a new outfit, it’ll be covered by your gown, she told me… Continue reading

Ruth’s Memoir Monday: Austin

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Austin, who I began babysitting when he was 6 months old and continued daily for the next five years, graduated from high school this year.  Throughout my eighth grade year until I graduated… Continue reading

Tim Russert… White Boards… Respect for Low-Tech Teaching…

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Most Sunday mornings, I can be found watching “Meet the Press.” This Sunday morning I watched “Meet the Press,” but not really, since Russert’s chair was empty. As I’m sure you know by… Continue reading

Ruth’s SS1 (Brian): I don’t wanna write.

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I don’t wanna write a student story, is the thought going through my mind right now (and because I live with two little girls there may even be a bit of a whine… Continue reading

Picture Book-Palooza

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On Thursday afternoon my students counted the photocopies of the book covers that I have hanging on clotheslines all around our classroom. Nearly every book I’ve read (save a few whose covers I… Continue reading

INSPIRATION for Memoir Mondays: Mistakes from the Past

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Ever do something that you look back on and think, “What was I thinking?” Well, when I came across this photo of my feet (Sorry, but I have to post it for you… Continue reading

My First “Memoir Mondays” Memory Post

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We were patiently waiting at Logan Airport for the gate agent to call us up for check-in. Alexa hadn’t arrived from DC yet. I was flanked by my parents who were about to… Continue reading

The Round-Up

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Poetry Friday Round-Up Here’s the Round-Up for the 16th of May: 15 Words or Less Laura Salas Book Reviews were popular this week! Here are others who reviewed poetry books or excerpted poetry… Continue reading

SOLSC: Crying in Front of My Class

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My copy of Number the Stars Originally uploaded by teachergal I cried in front of my class today. And no, they didn’t torture me or each other to the point of tears. (Remember,… Continue reading

We’re Doing Poetry at the Zoo

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at the zoo Originally uploaded by teachergal I just booked a field trip to take my class (and Kate’s) to the Zoo next month. I’m so excited since they’ll be observing the animals… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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It’s springtime… ah! FINALLY!!! Yesterday we were blessed with a lovely 72-degree day. I rode home from work with my windows open and it was marvelous! That being said, here’s the poem I’m… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Jacob’s Pillow HERE I COME!

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We stayed up late last night to watch the final game between Kansas and Memphis. Only two points separated Marc and I from one another in our little bracket contest. I was behind… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #28

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Right after work I picked up all of the letters I created for my students so they could all take-home a piece of pottery when we have the next (ticket-bidding) Pottery Auction. I… Continue reading

A Retrospective of Posts

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I was on Bethany’s Blog this morning and came across a meme. Since I woke up around 4:00 a.m. this morning (couldn’t sleep), I decided to give it a whirl. So, here I… Continue reading