When this post goes live, there will be just 13 teaching days left in my school year. The end is coming quickly and more than ever, every minute counts. I’m … Continue Reading Ending the Year with Intention
It’s the end of the school year and our days are full of reflections, assessments, and all kinds of celebrations. During those final days before summer vacation begins, we find … Continue Reading Celebrating Writers and Teachers
I teach writing very differently from the way in which I was taught writing. I suspect that many of the parents of my sixth graders feel the same way when their kids come home with stories about mini lessons, mentor texts, and genre studies. “What do all these terms mean anyway?” they must wonder, “and exactly how do they advance my kid’s writing?”.
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 … Continue Reading Happy New Year! Using Celebration to Restore and Build our Identities as Writers
Today was the end of the trimester at my school. This also means it is the end of the course I’ve been teaching for the past twelve weeks. Naturally, we … Continue Reading Let’s Celebrate!
I used to think the 100th Day was bogus (when I started teaching). I didn’t get it (probably because I never celebrated it as a kid). However, as the years … Continue Reading Hooray! Hooray! Today’s the 100th Day!!!
Katherine Bomer said, “Writing celebration is the most important part of the writing process” (TCRWP Key Note Address, 7/8/08). Bomer suggests that this is because every writer writes for the … Continue Reading Back to Basics: Sharing (Part of TWT’s Big Picture Series)
Publishing Party – October 2004, originally uploaded by teachergal. Katherine Bomer spoke about the celebrating the work our young writers do when she delivered the Keynote Address at the TCRWP … Continue Reading Remember to Celebrate!