Marc and I are eagerly awaiting our wedding. We’ve started writing a speech to our guests and parents. I decided to mentor myself after the way Lucy Calkins, my former professor and advisor,… Read More
Ruth: I found this poem and thought I’d post it… so glad you’re my co-blogger AND my friend! Warmest wishes for the holidays! –Stacey Standing by, All the way. Here to help you… Read More
…for parents, friends, Santa, sisters, and more!
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“What are you going to do today, this week, this month, this year, to take yourself seriously? For the sake of your dream?” –HipWriterMama Use Mr. Linky to share your writing on this… Read More
HipWriterMama wrote a very inspiring post last year, which she reposted yesterday. Click here to read it. The line that resonated with me the most was: Take yourself seriously. Treat your dream seriously.… Read More
I was talking with one of my former student teachers tonight. We were discussing the fact that it’s hard to get kids to publish before a big school vacation (like the one we… Read More
Daily Something Ebubbey 121807 Originally uploaded by teachergal I think the words in this jpg say it all…
I spent yesterday afternoon creating “cards” for my bridesmaids. I didn’t want to attach an impersonal card to each of their gifts, so I decided to dig up old pictures, use my scanner… Read More
Some kids have a really easy time writing about their families, but I’ve also seen many kids struggle with the idea of writing about their family. Hence, as I was playing around on… Read More
Just like Peter H. Johnston says, "You should be proud of yourself." Today I Am! Originally uploaded by teachergal
Daily Something 121607 Originally uploaded by teachergal My Mom and I were talking about things that people can do to reach out to others in their communities yesterday evening. I got inspired and… Read More
New Scrapbook Program… thought I’d try it out for my Daily Something. Here it is! daily something 121507, originally uploaded by teachergal.
Due to the snow and the delayed opening, I only had seven of my students today. Kate had five. Hence, we brought our kids together. Luckily the art supplies from Blick arrived yesterday.… Read More
Here’s an excerpt from “Snow, Aldo,” which is one of the most beautiful poems I’ve ever read. The imagery is amazing. But most of all, it warms my heart each and every time… Read More
I’ve been pretty good about keeping up with my Daily Somethings. Again, thanks to Ruth, and of course to Ali Edwards, for the inspiration to do these.
Chanukkah ended yesterday. I’m no longer commanded to kindle the lights on the menorah. The eighth night of Chanukkah always feels like a let down when you see the flames illuminating your home… Read More
My students will start drafting their personal essay body paragraphs tomorrow. In preparation for this event, I put together the basics of a good body paragraph. They are, as follows: EVERY GOOD BODY… Read More
It’s Wednesday again. That means it’s time for ! You may leave a comment or use Mr. Linky to link others to your writing today. Click here to read today’s charge if you… Read More