One of the initial writer’s notebook entries I ask that we create in the BWWT (I’m so sick of typing: Beginning Writing Workshop Training) is to think about our past writing experiences. Yesterday, here’s what… Read More
I’ve posted two more slide presentations from the workshop today over on our Presentations Page. Below are links: Establishing a Community Getting Started with Focus Lessons I’m not sure how useful these will… Read More
Here are my recommendations for those new to Writing Workshop and wanting to jump in with both feet. Each of the books are recommended due to their easy organization and the impact they… Read More
Today I asked a classroom of students to bring in artifacts from their lives. I asked the classroom full of teachers to do the same. I’m going to hunt for a few items… Read More
Just a little FYI, to let you know that I posted a couple of the slide presentations from day one of the Beginning Writing Workshop Training. Here’s the link to the Presentations Page… Read More
I love Eve Merriam’s work. Here is one of my favorites, which I will be sharing with the teachers attending the Beginning Workshop Training that starts Monday. A Lazy Thought By Eve Merriam… Read More
Just a little post to say THANKS for all of the positive, kind, and encouraging comments with regards to our blog and new website. We appreciate the “fuel” your comments give. – Ruth… Read More
This past week Stacey has posted several great ideas about ways she is going to get her students excited about writing. If you’ve not seen them, then check out her posts from this… Read More
Head spinning with ideas and plans and items to do, while attempting to balance my many roles.
Yesterday afternoon, my oldest daughter and I were driving home from school shopping. Our conversation was one in which I was asking questions regarding important info that she should know – things like telephone… Read More
I remember lazy summer days with nothing to do but read a book cover-to-cover. I remember summers filled with professional development nearly every week. I remember dinner conversations that were entirely devoted to… Read More
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… Read More
Maybe some of you out there are as crazy about fonts as Stacey and I? If so, check out today’s post on Sprague Lab called Font-o-licious! Jessica Sprague has provided a tutorial for… Read More
Tonight, while Andy cooked dinner and I continued my recovery, we sent the kids upstairs to play. The monitor was on and it was filling the entire downstairs with giggles. They were having… Read More
With some of my hard-earned (wink,wink) birthday money, I decided to sign up for a class to fuel my creativity and help me get a bit of perspective on this whole parenting, living,… Read More
At twenty-eight minutes before bedtime last night, I decided to be one cool mom and offer ice cream cones. There were three takers. I scooped three cones and we headed outside to the… Read More
We’ve been happily married for nine years today. What a joy!
It’s Thursday so that means it’s time for Student Stories. Share a story of a student and a reflection about his/her impact on your teaching. Then use Mr. Linky to connect with others.
I’ve realized that being a writer is about a state of mind — embracing the ebb and flow of inspiration and ideas and desire. This little blog of ours began as a way… Read More