Monthly Archives: October 2014

Focus – making little changes to make big steps

I have been working on two blogs over the last few years. One that is named Garden Learning: Learning in a Wild Garden      ( http://gardenlearning.net/) and this one Words from JL (https://wordsfromjl.wordpress.com/). They have been great fun but I … Continue reading

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Boots are made for walking

I just sat down next to the first inside fire of the fall season. I sit and unlace my hiking boots. The good old trusted boots that seem to signal the change of seasons. These are the boots I wear … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? stories connection to stories

I just finished I Killed the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora. (May 2014) I love how authors are connecting old stories to new stories. The old reader in me loves that I can think back to these old classics and see … Continue reading

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Beginning writers

They are all beginners and there are so many things they do not know or have words for but they are all writers. Yesterday I had the delight to sit in the back of a classroom watching a third year … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? Deborah Wiles

I have been doing my own little author study the last few weeks. Deborah Wiles has taken over my reading time. I have used and loved her picture book Freedom Summer for years but now have picked up her middle … Continue reading

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Testing – a struggle to grow up quickly

Testing and testing on the computer is a part of our children’s lives. It is something that happens I am guessing in most schools across the country. We know our children are considered computer natives. They know computers, smart phone … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are your reading? – documentary novel

Sometime you find a MG book that is great but you realize it is great for you. You being an adult who was a kid in 1960’s. That is just what I found in Deborah Wiles book Countdown, the first … Continue reading

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