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

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