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Preserve Your Students’ Year in Writing & in Pictures

A few days ago I received two e-mails from one of my former fifth graders that I hadn't seen since the final day of school in June 2007. He's now in seventh grade and wanted to get back in-touch. Seeing as all of my students have my personal e-mail address, this was pretty easy for… Continue reading Preserve Your Students’ Year in Writing & in Pictures

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The Power of Writing

Today, as students were coming into the building and teachers were greeting them, I witnessed the following interaction in the first grade hallway: A little girl stops in front of her teacher and extends a homemade card. The teacher stoops to the little girl's level and lavishly praises her beautiful card. The little girl remains… Continue reading The Power of Writing