Tag Archives: Education

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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The Tooth Fairy: a True Story

Last Friday I read a story with a first grade student during his independent reading time. Actually, he read to me a story of the Tooth Fairy.  His ancestors of a few generations back came from Mexico (that will matter … Continue reading

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Writing Poem for Year’s End

Writing for year’s end On paper thinking, today reflecting Aimless thoughts a wander. Judging not the honesty of this day, The moment, Tomorrow’s truth might morph. But today I write and today I know I know today.

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Differentiated Instruction

Yes!  Differentiated instruction is important.  Students need the opportunity to learn and show their learning in ways that are appropriate and motivating for them. For a humorous take on differentiated instruction, watch this video:

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Welcome MTSS!

Today the vertical team, the multi-tiered system of support, is visiting our school.  This is a great opportunity to get feedback on what we are doing well and where we need to improve.  Specialists  in areas of literacy, math, behavior, … Continue reading

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Thumb Challenge!

At La Cosecha I learned a new vocabulary-practice strategy: Thumb Challenge! Create a game board for each pair of students.  The example in the picture used two crowns from Burger King (sorry about the glare).  Along each side have the … Continue reading

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Consequence Wheel

Here is a fun, new graphic organizer:  The Consequence Wheel/ Ripple Effect. Put the topic in the middle; Add the consequences in the first ring; Add the details, both positive and negative in the next ring. Use this to help … Continue reading

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