Pandas for Earth Day

Some of my best ideas for fun activities have developed quickly and usually when I am not at school.  Many of these ideas have happened in the grocery store, at Walmart, or even when I am out with friends. This idea was born after … Read More

Point of View Writing Using The Talking Eggs

Two of my favorite topics to teach during traditional reading instruction and Readers Workshop were character traits and character point of view. In fact, long before our district adopted Readers Workshop as one of our Balanced Literacy instructional techniques, I would spend extra time on both topics with stories from … Read More

Saving Pumpkins and Turkeys: Holiday Persuasive Writing

I love the fall holidays, especially Halloween and Thanksgiving. That is the time of year that I am the most creative! As we go through October and November, it becomes difficult to keep my students engaged and excited about learning. That is why I … Read More

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