Monthly Archives: October 2012

What motivates us? What’s in your bag of tricks?

Working with young writers is always interesting.  As a teacher I am looking for that just right lesson, the perfect mentor text, the story or experience that motivates my students to put words on paper. My fourth graders are struggling … Continue reading

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What matters ??

I have been preparing for student/parent/teacher conferences which will happen next Tuesday and Wednesday. One week away!  Yikes!    I have two groups of students so there are lots of individual educational plans (IEP) to write and process. It has … Continue reading

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Small steps

I was not going to post today because I seem to be saying the same thing each week but I decided to push myself and see what I might say today that would be different. My classrooms (5th in the … Continue reading

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