Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 15

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Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 14

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Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 13

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Welcome to Day 13 of 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 visit our… Continue reading

Poetry Walking Tour

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I’m thinking about stepping out with my students and their families this spring to do a walking tour of Providence. But not just any kind of walking tour… a poetry walking tour. (I’ve… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day 12

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Each student went around at Closing Circle and shared some of the positive feedback they received from another student or an adult during the Publishing Party today. It was a super way to… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 12

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Gearing-up for tomorrow’s short fiction pub party

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Pub Party Snack Alert Originally uploaded by teachergal Three of my students stayed after school to gussy-up our classroom for tomorrow’s big Publishing Party. I love the sign they created on the classroom’s… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life: Day 11

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It’s Morning Meeting. A few minutes past 9 a.m. We’ve already had a successful group juggle with 14 kooshes and other items. One students has shared and took questions and comments. It’s time… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 11

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If you start today capturing your slices of life stories today, then you can still be in the drawing for a prize! Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by… Continue reading

Immersion Begins Tomorrow

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I’ll begin immersing my students in the literary essay genre tomorrow. I’m fortunate to have had some wonderful students last year who graciously allowed me to share their essays with future students to-come.… Continue reading

first grade poetry.

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I’ve been working alongside Colette Berg & Melissa Possell in their first grade rooms. We’ve been having students do a lot of collaboration as they make their first foray into poetry. Last week… Continue reading

ruth’s solc: sick

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Stomach twisted. Head pounding. On the couch. Overwhelmed. PS — This weekend’s slices of life are in my notebook; but I have to scan them in to share & that isn’t going to… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day 10

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I was chatting with my Mom on my hands-free while driving home from Ceramics Class and the grocery store around 6:00 p.m. this evening when I got beeped. I waited until I was… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 10

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If you start today capturing your slices today, you can still be in the drawing for a prize! Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr.… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day 9

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The hot air inside of the bubble felt good against my skin. I took an extra-long time stretching as many muscles as I could before I unzipped my goggles from their protective case.… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 9

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Even if you start today capturing your slices today, you can still be a part of the: Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr. Linky… Continue reading

Great Popular Reads That Push Your Thinking About Education and Society

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Stephanie R. Jones, my former T.C. professor, has a great list of books on her blog, Engaged Intellectuals, that will push your thinking about education and society. Unless you’re at the Univ. of… Continue reading

MAKING KIDS FEEL BIG, NOT small.

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I had the pleasure of hearing Linda Christensen deliver the keynote address at today’s RIWP Spring 2008 Conference. Linda wrote a book entitled Reading, Writing, and Rising Up: Teaching About Social Justice and… Continue reading

Day 8: Stacey’s Slice of Life Story

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I turned the knob of the first door of Room 256. It didn’t budge. Therefore, I walked further down the hall to see if there was another door. There was, but it said… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 8

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You still have time to participate in the: View the “slide show” (below) to learn more about the slices of our lives worth recording. Make a scrapbook – it’s easy! Please link your… Continue reading