Monthly Archives: March 2014

Drive

There is something about being on a bus for a class field trip. It leaves a lasting memory. Today’s trip was no different.  I was on the bus with 5th graders.  After having read the book Long Walk to Water … Continue reading

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Spine Poem

Word Wisdom The Moth Stronger Than Steel Real Simple Finding the Heart of Nonfiction Drive Difficult Conversations Reading in the Wild            

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Perspective

I read Ruth Ayres  post Love Each Other (Story 8 of 40) and it has helped me to look at the everyday “mundane” duties of my life in a whole new way.  I do many chores for my family, the … Continue reading

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Read Aloud

I love read alouds.  I love watching students sitting on the edge of their seats dying to know what is going to happen next in the story.  When I stopped; a student asked what the next chapter was called ( … Continue reading

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Pain

I have never had a toothache until today.  It bothered me through the night and when morning came I was in a lot of pain.  I had a filling done about two months ago.  The dentist said she had to … Continue reading

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Back and Forth

  Bright sun Birds chirping Feels quite balmy Maybe a walk… Sky gray Clouds cover the sky Not so balmy Report cards calling Forget the  walk Skies clear Wind is blowing Errands to run Maybe a walk… Gray skies are … Continue reading

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Lincoln Logs

I walked into the school office and there were 3 large containers of Lincoln Logs.  It brought back a flood of memories.  My brother and I have an age difference of 14 months.  We spent many hours setting up car … Continue reading

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Clubs

Much planning has been done to get organized for fantasy book clubs in my classroom.  I showcased the books that I had and had the student write down 3 choices of titles.  I matched each student with a chosen book … Continue reading

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Student

Sam back again  We both moved up Hates to write Rather avoid Copes by entertaining Consequences: Out of my room One on one tutor Appears in my classroom Sits on my rocker Refuses to leave Is helped out the door

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Carving out time

A major focus on my day since the start of March is making sure I plan time for the Daily Slice of Life Challenge.  I was a bit taken aback when I saw we are a third of the way … Continue reading

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