Photo Fridays

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I now participate in two challenges every Friday: Poetry Friday and Photo Fridays. If you would like to learn more about Photo Fridays, which is a new challenge hosted by Bonnie (on Flickr),… Continue reading

My Book List Page Is FINALLY Complete!

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I decided to transfer my old, messy, and incomplete book list that I kept on my Wiki to a GooglePages Website. I think I managed to record every single book I read aloud… Continue reading

Student Stories #3.

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It’s Thursday, so that means STUDENT STORIES! Write your story & then link it via Mr. Linky. Also, please leave a comment on this post with your link so that when we move… Continue reading

Stacey’s Student Story

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Click here to view this photo/story/layout in a larger size.

All-Write Summer Institute: Day Two.

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What a whirlwind!  And coming home to three young children didn’t slow life down any!  True to form, I’m going to write another list of good stuff from day two. Storyboards ROCK —… Continue reading

Six Words: Day in a Sentence Challenge

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Kevin challenged his blog readers to boil-down their day into one sentence. Since I’m heading into school today to box-up my stuff so that the cleaning crew has an easier time moving my… Continue reading

Great Resources at NWP.org

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I was perusing the National Writing Project’s Website and came across several pages, all under the heading of “Encourage Writing” which you might find as useful as I did with regard to helping… Continue reading

Link your SOLS here!

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Welcome to the final edition of the Slice of Life Story Challenge for the month of June. Please link your Slice of Life Story here by clicking on the link below.

A Round-up of Interesting Education Articles

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Some news stories I’ve perused and wanted to share. My brief comments are in italics. 2 School Entrepreneurs Lead the Way on Change By SAM DILLON Published: June 19, 2008 Wendy Kopp and… Continue reading

Looking for more information about our three weekly challenges?

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We’ve changed our Slice of Life Challenge Page to a generic Challenge Page, where you can find more information about the following: Memoir Mondays (Every Monday — just like the name says!) Slice… Continue reading

Stacey’s SOLSC: Six Months

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I heard a knock upon our door. I didn’t get up. Then, the keys turned in the lock. It was Marc. I didn’t get up because I was scanning something with chipboard, therefore… Continue reading

Ruth’s SOLSC: A Walk Through Campus.

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I loved (and I mean lovedlovedloved) walking through IU’s campus.  It was the most gorgeous, meaningful, life changing walk I’ve ever taken. I remember the first time, feeling so small, wondering if I… Continue reading

Reading [Student Writing] Like an Artist.

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This was the title of Katherine Bomer’s keynote speech which she gave at 9 am this morning. Katherine was inspiring and uplifting and simply amazing. Anyone who has read this blog for any… Continue reading

All-Write Summer Institute 2008: Day One

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Today I’ve been able to soak up thinking and ideas and general good stuff from: Penny Kittle. Lester Laminack. Katherine Bomer. My, oh my! To say my brain is swirling would be an… Continue reading

It’s that time again! Memoir Mondays Challenge: It’s Here!

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Don’t need inspiration? Already wrote your post? Link it here by clicking on the Image Linky. Need some inspiration? Go ahead and look at the charge I posted yesterday.

Ruth’s Memoir Monday: High School Graduation

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I spent the week leading up to my high school graduation begging my mom for a new outfit.  You don’t need a new outfit, it’ll be covered by your gown, she told me… Continue reading

MEMOIR MONDAYS: Graduating on the Big Stage

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Hunter College Graduation at Radio City Music Hall – June 2004 Originally uploaded by teachergal High School Graduation: Princeton, NJ [The (grassy) Mall on Campus] College Graduation: Washington, DC [The Smith Center] First… Continue reading

Wordle (Word Cloud Generator)

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Kevin just informed me about Wordle. I tried it out with some of our most used categories and created this image: Try it out… you can paste any words into the application window… Continue reading

Memoir Monday: Inspiration (if you need/want it)

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Think back to a graduation you can remember: middle school, high school, college, graduate school, or even your pre-k stepping-up ceremony (Personally I don’t remember the last one!). Write about how you felt… Continue reading

We’ve built a new page!

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Be sure to check out our new PRESENTATIONS Page. It includes presentations we’ve done in the past couple of years. Going-forward, after every presentation we do, we’ll post our Power Point Presentations and… Continue reading