Memoir Mondays… Here We Go!

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We’re so glad you joined us for the first MEMOIR MONDAY of July. Click on the Mr. Linky Image Linky & please leave a comment on this post so others can always find… Continue reading

M.M. Inspiration: Disaster Averted

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Have you ever done an activity with a family member or a group of kids where you thought, “Wow! I got lucky that worked!”??? That happened to me the first time I did… Continue reading

A Concrete Poem (of sorts) for Poetry Friday

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Happy Independence Day!

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Found this poem online and liked it! Hope you enjoy it too! FIREWORKS SPARKLING Fireworks, sparkling in the silvery sky Hot dogs roasting on the flaming fire Families all together, communicating together Smell… Continue reading

9 years.

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We’ve been happily married for nine years today.  What a joy!

Student Stories Anyone?

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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.

Classroom Layout

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Layout of Classroom for 2008-09 Originally uploaded by teachergal Recently I blogged about the new layout I’m going to try out in my classroom this fall. I’ve gotten a few emails about this… Continue reading

a state of mind.

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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… Continue reading

Some are older… Some are newer…

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My Summer (Professional) Reading Originally uploaded by teachergal These four books have been sitting in my bookshelf for the past year begging to be read. I’ve thumbed through Using Literature to Enhance Writing… Continue reading

First Day of School “Survival Kits”

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A Completed First Day of School Pouch Originally uploaded by teachergal Since my first year of teaching, I’ve placed survival kits on the kids’ desks to help them get through the first day… Continue reading

Hello Slicers!

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Link up with Mr. Linky & then leave a comment with the URL to your post.  Looking forward to reading your summer moments.  

Ruth’s SOLSC: Moments.

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Recently I uploaded 218 photos from the past nine days.  (It’s a good thing I’m ruthless with the delete button, eh?)  As I was looking through them, searching for a SOLS to share,… Continue reading

Memoir Monday: Letting Loose.

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Have you ever played Sardines?  In this twisted version of hide-n-seek, one person hides and then everyone else looks for him.  Once found, you get in with him, until soon, everyone is packed… Continue reading

Memoir Monday

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Hey!  Hey!  Link your post via Mr. Linky below.  Then pleasepleaseplease leave a comment with your link to this post.  When we “move” Mr. Linky to the next Memoir Monday, then all of… Continue reading

Stacey’s MM: Sometimes You Have to Let Your Hair Down

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I’ve come to believe that sometimes we (i.e., teachers) need to be silly. That could mean jumping into a fountain or jumping into a photograph with a student that you weren’t exactly supposed… Continue reading

My New Spiral Spine Notebook

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My New WN: All About the S-es Originally uploaded by teachergal I’m departing, temporarily, from using Miquelrius spiral-spine notebooks. I found a Paperchase Notebook I wanted to try because it has a partial… Continue reading

moments.

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If you pay attention at every moment, you forma new relationship to time.  In some magical way, by slowing down, you become more efficient, productive, and energetic, focusing without distraction directly on the task… Continue reading

M.M. Inspiration: Sometimes you have to let your hair down!

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Has there ever been a moment in time when you’ve let your hair down in front of others? For me, it was at the 105th Street (Central Park) Fountain with several of my… Continue reading

Bday

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And now a poem since I poems are always a nice part of a birthday greeting (in my opinion, at least): Warm Wishes A soft slate-blue sky swallows floating across fluffy clouds and… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: Sleeping Late

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I thought I’d try my hand at another couplet this morning. Here goes: A long night’s rest I thought I would get up this morning by eight but my alarm clock read 11:01… Continue reading