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Books!!

At a cute coffee shop in Colorado over the Winter Break, Jana Clark (my former teacher, who mentored me to become a teacher myself, and dear friend) said, “For your Christmas present, besides continuing your subscription to The Sun Magazine … Continue reading

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I love you because…

I was lucky enough to have my good friend Nick Wightman send me a link to this website just before Valentine’s Day five years ago: http://www.ilyb.org/ I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the way the messages and the imagery … Continue reading

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Picture Book Project (12/13/11)

Inspired by Jana Clark’s picture book project in Creative Writing, I decided to do a similar project with my fourth graders as a part of our unit on heroism. Each of my 4th graders was paired with a child from … Continue reading

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Assembly (25/11/11)

Each class at my school is responsible for presenting an assembly once a semester during which the kids, in a fun and interactive way, demonstrate what they have learned as their theme for the term. This semester, grade 1 taught … Continue reading

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Boxes from Dubrava (9/20/11)

I have my students sit on the carpets as I pull out the boxes. “These are from my very good friend and mentor Pat Dubrava.” “What’s a mentor?” Bayu interrupts. “It’s like a teacher,” Ray chimes in. “Yes, someone wise … Continue reading

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