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Costco, Play-Doh, and Reading

October is one of my favorite months of the year.  Halloween with my kids is one of the reasons despite the loads of candy they receive.   419 more words


Virtual Show and Tell: বৈশাখী মেলা

Memory is a universal human experience that is shaped by individual and community events and by culture. Kimberly Blaeser of the essay “Rituals of Memory” discusses how the ceremonies and stories from her dual cultural heritage shaped her memories and her identity. 231 more words

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Fairy Tales, With a Twist

Hello, all! This week we are working with a writing prompt from the Teachers Write program. We’re going to be working with fairy tales.

What are some fairy tales you remember reading? 155 more words


The Magical Library of Unwritten Books

Students, we sometimes have so many ideas jostling around in our brains that it’s hard to choose just one. Sometimes those ideas abandon us when we most need them. 128 more words


Reading Motivation

A few weeks ago, I teamed up with some fellow pre-service teachers to create a monograph on an issue in literacy. After some time in schools, a couple of our teachers noted a lack of reading motivation in their students. 291 more words


October 2016 Language Arts Update!

October has been a busy month in Language Arts. We’re well into our novel studies and wide reading in each class, and we are also almost done with a poetry unit focused on our experiences at Farm School. 531 more words

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Iditarod Sportsmanship

In many parts of the country, including Chicago, fall is a season full of sports!  Hockey season is just beginning, college and professional football are well under way, and major league baseball is nearing the 2016 World Series, in which the students of Saint Andrew School are hoping to see their neighborhood team go all the way this year (Go Cubs!).  616 more words