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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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Surprises and still learning

About 15 years ago I started taking writing seriously for myself.  I had been teaching writing to my students – sort of – for a long time.  I assigned and they wrote.   I decided I needed to write if I … Continue reading

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A student A teacher

March 29, 2012 Together Sounds, letters, blends In youth she tumbles Into a new world Of language and cultures With ease and grace She arrives each day Changing, molding, acquiring The words of America Frightened but quick to learn With … Continue reading

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Real writers are people who write everyday

March 26, 2012 OK  – I was so excited that I only have six days and I will have made the challenge.   I am really doing it.  I am writing everyday and so are most of the students in … Continue reading

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The Keeper of Other Peoples Dreams

March 23, 2012 It’s Friday and that means staff meeting before the school day begins.  It is budget time so the world is up for grabs.   What programs can we keep? What needs to be changed? What changes in … Continue reading

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Sitting in the seat of our students

March 22, 2012 Tonight was time for me to be a student.  I am completing a year long course from a local electrical museum and our districts science professional development coordinator.  It is always a good thing to remember what … Continue reading

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Catching a falling star

March 21, 2012 This experience of posting daily has been great for me (but hard).  It has made me hold true to my writing goal this year.  It have given me insight into the writers life and most important made … Continue reading

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Work must be real

March 17, 2012 “As students and teachers take on more nonfiction reading and writing … There is power in something as simple as changing the graphics on an anchor chart from cartoon hearts and brains to more authentic renderings of … Continue reading

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What is it about the Hate/Love Relationship..

March 16, 2012 What is it about the hate/love relationship in the classroom?   I can not explain it although I have my theories.  My classroom is a group of wonderful students who are dealing with high poverty, high mobility, … Continue reading

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Oh, nothing ever happens at school…

March 14, 2012 You know that little line that our kids use when they get home from school –  the one that answers the question about what happened at school today –  “the oh nothing ever goes on!”   You see … Continue reading

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