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About stfleming

Reader, writer, teacher, thinker and dreamer. Lector, escritor, profesor, pensador y soñador. I teach in the St. Paul Public Schools. Enseño en las escuelas públicas de St. Paul, Minnesota.

Strategies for Learning and Engagement

Here is a list of the strategies we are learning with the NUA cohort this year.  The work has been wonderful and I always love learning!  I am pretty sure that any one of them can be “googled” if you … Continue reading

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Unexpected Amazed

As I knelt to plant my vegetable garden the sown seeds, unexpectedly, had been mixed At some point by no one in particular A loose box, open envelopes, perhaps The vegetables were few and far between But the flowers The … Continue reading

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Sites for Spanish Literacy Games

I have been gathering websites for early literacy learning in Spanish; here they are… so far.  clearly I need to annotate the list and add more. http://www.mundoprimaria.com/juegos-lenguaje http://ww2.educarchile.cl/UserFiles/P0001/File/articles-66689_Juego_0.swf http://www.educarchile.cl/ech/pro/app/detalle?id=216804 http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/averroes/~cepco3/fondolector/frases.htm http://www.tudiscoverykids.com/juegos/abcdario/ http://www.dibujosparapintar.com/juegos_relacionar/tema_vocabulario http://juegosflash.dibujos.net/aprender/ http://www.cokitos.com/tag/juegos-de-lengua-para-ninos/ http://www.cyberkidzjuegos.com/cyberkidz/juegos-educativos-gratis-en-linea.php If you have any other … Continue reading

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Writer’s Workshop Ideas- Fun, Engaging

A colleague in my K- 5 school asked for a few ideas about making writer’s workshop fun and engaging.  I love those questions because it allows me to be creative and gather ideas.  Here are a few ideas to get … Continue reading

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Irish Soda Bread

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day I offer my mom’s Irish Soda Bread recipe… again.  Enjoy! Mmmmmm!

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Saturday’s Sun

Playing tag with me Between the West Side houses Springtime rising up Playing hide and seek As I drive through shutter slats Found, hidden, found, hid… Olly oxen free Winter’s snow gives way to life No-sleeve freedom play

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After Her Death

Following my mother’s death We fought about the things. We argued over furniture and Heirloom diamond rings. The Waterford from Ireland, And oil-on-canvas art, Madam Alexander Dolls, Keepsakes of the heart. Two lifetimes worth of Kodak prints, The sweaters knit … Continue reading

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