Writing

Fall Fact and Opinions! (Part 1)

November 1, 2015

Happy Fall! I can’t believe it’s already November. I feel like I say that all the time. I don’t know about anyone else, but I feel like August-December are always so busy with one thing after another, that as soon as school starts in August, I’m virtually MIA until Winter Break. I’m really making an […]

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Snowflake Similes & Monday Made it!

February 3, 2015

Hello old friends! I never thought that it would honestly take me OVER a year to continue blogging. I’m just going to be honest, life got in the way. Nothing tragic, just a LOT of small things that became time consuming. That being said, I have a lot to share. First things first, I was […]

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Having an opinion…

April 25, 2013

is NOT something my kiddos have trouble with. They do, however, have some trouble writing about their opinions and supporting them with reasons. So, when the time came in my self-created writing timeline, I thought about the best way to introduce this genre was through some short writing prompts. To get them talking, I read […]

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Keeping it real and Autobiographies

March 23, 2013

Hi Everyone! This particular post has been a long time coming, but I’ve had several personal distractions that have kept me from actually sitting down and writing it. I’m hoping that by writing about it, I’ll put good karmic vibes out and things will work out in a positive way. Recently my poor pup, Lillie […]

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President’s Day Biographies

February 17, 2013

Hi again! I don’t know about all you out there in Blog Land, but I’m personally excited for my three day weekend. Thank you Lincoln and Washington. : ) Since I am trying REALLY hard to stick to my monthly writing plans, I originally had biographies planned for February. Try as I might, my Autobiography […]

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A Week of Rewards

February 16, 2013

Hi, Everyone! I can’t believe it is already February. Time is seriously flying in my classroom. This past week was a week of rewards in my classroom. As a whole group behavior incentive, I do Behavior Bingo in my classroom. If you are not familiar with Behavior Bingo, it’s super easy and really effective. Basically, you […]

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Nonfiction Text Features and Getting Wrapped Up in a Great Summary!

October 13, 2012

Yay! I’m back and it hasn’t been an entire month since my last post!!! This year my district is slowing moving towards a balanced literacy approach to reading. I have to say THANK YOU, LORD! I, personally, am excited about this. Probably because this is really how I feel students get a well-rounded reading experience. […]

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Teaching Writing in Room 19

October 8, 2012

Happy Columbus Day! I wish I could personally thank Columbus because without him, I don’t think I’d ever feel caught up. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that feeling “caught up” won’t really happen until mid June, but I guess that’s just the kind of year it’s going to be. I don’t know what it is […]

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Simple Machines: Hunting for facts

January 7, 2012

Well, I have to confess, I am actually pretty grateful that this past school week was only 3 days long. I’m not sure I could have handled a whole week. I am looking forward to a normal week next week though… I prefer routines. So, during these past three school days, my class and I […]

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Happy New Year and back to the grind!

January 3, 2012

Happy 2012! When I was little and I thought about the year 2012, I truly thought life would be more like Marty’s in Back to the Future II. You know, flying cars, coats that dry themselves, everyone having a hover-board, hydroculated (sp?) pizzas… But, no. Same ‘ol, same ‘ol. Anyway, while we wait for more […]

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