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Holly's Story

I write stories for my children, about my children. I decided for 2016, I would take it a step further and actually get stories illustrated when I can. 978 more words


Kids as Teachers

I am always amazed at how proficient children are when they are given half a chance. Recently I was working with a group of first graders of varying achievement levels in reading. 386 more words

Thinking About Teaching

Freebie Friday: How to Story Map with a Free Story Map Template

I have always taught in an inclusive classroom, which means I have always taught students with diverse learning abilities. I have had a number of students who struggle with written output. 378 more words


En la Clase: Gracias~Thanks

In last week’s En la Clase I talked about using Round is a Tortilla and Green is a Chile Pepper as the basis for a poetry activity based on gratitude, gratefulness, and awareness.  757 more words

En La Clase

Storytelling with Preschoolers

My three year old loves storytelling. He spends hours each day engaged in pretend play, creating stories as he plays with his trains, his cars, his animal figurines, his favorite elephant lovie, his Legos, pretty much anything he can get his little hands on!  457 more words

At Home Preschool

All About Me--Writing Lesson Plans

For the next few weeks I’m going to share some lessons which I’ve used with groups of students of widely varying ability and achievement levels. Since I teach thematically (no matter what grade or type of class I may be working with), my lessons tend to be in units, and focus on an art, science, or social studies theme. 1,179 more words

Integrated Instruction

Happy Readers Extraordinary Storyteller Tour‏

Good Morning! Quite often, when you write a blog, you get invited to many different events – some that are of great interest and some that have a mild appeal. 484 more words

Family Life