You can learn a lot about students when you give them a chance to tell you want they know!
What teacher of writers superpower would you like to develop this year?
ICYMI: A look back at our blog series about sharpening workshop routines.
Lindsay Reyes began her teaching career seven years ago in South Carolina where she taught 4th and 5th graders. Following her heart for urban education and literacy reform, she moved to New York… Continue reading
I recently read a post on Raising Reading and Writers that talked about Glogster. I hadn’t heard of Glogster, which is a tool for creating virtual posters, and therefore checked it out immediately. … Continue reading
If I were still a classroom teacher, then tomorrow would be my first day back to school (unless I were still teaching in Manhattan, and then I’d be heading back the day after… Continue reading
Mary Brothers is starting her tenth year of teaching with Dublin City Schools where she has taught first, second, and fourth grades. Last year she was a Technology Support Teacher for the district… Continue reading
Poetry has always been one of my favorite ways to get kids writing during the first weeks of school. If you’ve done bio poems and are looking for an additional poetry activity, or… Continue reading
I participated in The Reading Zone’s Back-to-S-C-H-O-O-L Swap. My partner was Lori from Morning Glories and Moonflowers. Here’s what I sent her: Here’s the awesome package she sent to me: Isn’t Lori creative?… Continue reading
Deb is hosting Day in a Sentence this week. She’s offering a couple of themes to work off of in case you need inspiration when you boil-down your day. Here’s my submission: The… Continue reading
Week Two: Plan Book Originally uploaded by teachergal Sarah asked me how I was going to plan, using my new plan book, week-to-week. I realized, when she wrote this, that I neglected to… Continue reading
I took all of my strategy charts off of the walls last week. I realized that they were more like posters than instructional aids if I kept them up since they weren’t created… Continue reading
Postcards to Help with the Eradication of First Day of School Jitters Originally uploaded by teachergal I created some postcards to send to my students later today. I’m sending them with the hope… Continue reading
Trading Our Favorite Spaces: 1 of 2 Originally uploaded by teachergal Mary Lee & Franki are hosting something of a blog carnival over at A Year of Reading. It’s called Trading (Our Favorite)… Continue reading
My Students’ New Writing Center Originally uploaded by teachergal Last year my students’ writing center was a pretty tall bookcase. The wooden structure, pictured, housed the math center. However, as the amount of… Continue reading
Warning: Music will come on when you click on this album! Make a Smilebox scrapbook
Monday-What I’m working on now… Originally uploaded by teachergal I’ve been busy setting up my classroom for the past two days. (Hence the reason I haven’t posted much.) Here are two views I’m… Continue reading
Some of the quotes/highlights from our posts, which you can locate at any time by typing “Big Picture Series” into the SEARCH BOX on the top right corner of this blog. “So many… Continue reading
Take a look at The Reading Zone’s Back-to-School Swap Idea. It’s a neat way to get to know someone else and to brighten the start of someone else’s school year.
Yesterday, Ruth wrote a post entitled “The Big Picture.” It reminded me of this quote from Mitch Albom’s Book Tuesdays with Morrie: “So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem… Continue reading