Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: #22

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I woke up earlier than expected this morning. Therefore, I headed into my study, retrieved some chart paper, grabbed some specialty stickers, took out some markers from the drawer, and started working on… Continue reading

Poetry Station: READY FOR LIFT-OFF!

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I think I’m going to have my students sign-up to use this for one week at a time since there are seven activities. Though it’ll take two weeks to complete all of the… Continue reading

Thesis Statement Creation

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Kate mentioned that some of our students might need assistance with developing their thesis statements. Therefore, I created a graphic organizer for students to use to help them develop a meaty thesis statement.… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #21

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My eyes followed the v-shaped glass that rested on the plate next to two, over-sized chocolate chip cookies at Twist on Angell. I want that, I thought. So, I didn’t stuff myself during… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 21

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Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr. Linky Widget below. To learn more about this Challenge, please visit our Slice of Life Challenge Page. Also,… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: Esther’s Tale

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Today is Purim. Hence, a few verses from Steve Hausman’s Poem entitled, “Esther’s Tale.” Adar the 14th day is near It means that Purim is almost here But if in Jerusalem you’ll be… Continue reading

Structured Poetry Challenges

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I just found a great diamante “lesson” over at the WritingFix’s Left-Brain Site. They have some great poetry challenges you might want to check out. Other good diamante poem resources can be found… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #20

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New Plan Book

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Ruth introduced me to Winkflash a few weeks ago. I signed up for their services and received a $19.99 special deal to create a photo book of up to 100 pages. Hence, I… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 20

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Can you believe we’re already at Day 20 of the ? Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr. Linky Widget below. To learn more about… Continue reading

Coming Soon: Poetry Station for Morning Work

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I provide my students with academic choices for a half hour, each morning, during our Morning Work Period. Some read, some write, some play math games, some do flash cards, and some need… Continue reading

Amaze Me!

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You know the student who always rushes through assignments? You know, that kid… the one who sacrifices quality to finish his/her work? Well, I thought one of my students was rushing through their… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #19

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Sitting in the doctor’s waiting room. In pain. Waiting. Not fun. “Hey,” Marc said getting my attention. “We need to do this before tomorrow.” I gave him a look. I had no idea… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 19

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Family Tree Book

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Tomorrow’s Interactive Read Aloud includes Alan Say’s Book Grandfather’s Journey. Since our IRA Theme for the past two months has been immigration, I thought it would be nice to end out the unit… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #18

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How do you get kids to remember to add the remainder, not multiply the remainder, when they’re checking their work? Well, I think I found a way while I was teaching today. (I… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 18

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Just 13 days left to go in the: Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr. Linky Widget below. To learn more about this Challenge, please… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #17

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Math Game Creation Originally uploaded by teachergal I was home again today. Sleeping… Trying to get a doctor’s appointment to nip this neck thing in the bud… After hearing that remainders were tough… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 17

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Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr. Linky Widget below. To learn more about this Challenge, please visit our Slice of Life Challenge Page. Also,… Continue reading

Writing Daily

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Ruth and I discussed the fact that we have both been writing daily, even if we haven’t posted it daily on TWT, because it’s what we do. She’s had a lot of “stuff”… Continue reading