Category Archives: school and writing

That Was Funny!

As an ESL teacher, I get ┬áto work with some of my students several years in a row. Since I often co-teach in the grade level classrooms, I have the chance to continue seeing students even after they move out … Continue reading

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Reflections on Peace

I am writing with sixth graders, reflections on peace. I shared stanzas from Longfellow’s poem “Christmas Bells” (inspiration for the hymn “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”) I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, … Continue reading

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A Great Classroom Moment

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been working with fifth graders as they craft “Where I’m From” poems. Our mentor is George Ella Lyon, a poet laureate of Kentucky and author of many books for children. Friday afternoon … Continue reading

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Daisy Head Maysie to Palindromes to Ivan

What do these things have in common? They are things I enjoyed sharing with students this week (after the TEST was over). Daisy Head Maysie is the book I share with third graders every year when we celebrate Dr. Seuss. … Continue reading

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Here We Go Into the Blogging World

We met for an hour after school today- the Ernie Pyle Writers. Why? To start our blogs! It was a little slow-going at first- just typing in usernames and passwords was a bit of a challenge for these fourth graders. … Continue reading

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Future Horror Fiction Writer?

She is the tiniest, cutest, most innocent third grader in our school. She is very intelligent, qualifies for the gifted and talented program. She is a voracious reader, according to her classroom teacher. Her behavior is outstanding. She comes from … Continue reading

Posted in school and writing, SOLSC March 2015, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

I’ve Been Remembering, Too

It might be cheating, writing about the same thing a second time…especially when we are only at Day Four, but here goes anyway. In a couple of classrooms this week, we started working on “I Remember” poems. Of course, when … Continue reading

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