Did you have a good Thanksgiving?  Are you still enjoying the bliss of a much-needed longer break this Fall?  I know I am!   I've been...
I happened up Kim's post at Finding Joy in Sixth Grade which makes me want to say, "Yeah.  What she said." As little as I&#...
Sometime this summer, an editor approached me about reading some books by Clark Burbidge.  The books sounded interesting, and made me wonder...
How is it possible that this is the 9th Monday Made It of the summer?  Why is this the first time I'm linking up?  And why haven't I...
My students asked me to create a fun reading activity at the end of the year.  I thought I could get it finished in time, but alas, the scho...
A bunch of amazing bloggers and thoughtful teachers are linking up to study this book this summer, and I've decided to get on the bandwa...
I've been switching back and forth this summer (all eight days of it so far!) between "adult" books and my stack of middle sch...
I think it's only hit me this week, really, that tomorrow is the last day of school.  I have so enjoyed my students this year, and I'...
I ordered a large quantity of books from Scholastic about two weeks ago, and they sent me several free books in return.  I started to rea...
Where, oh where have I been?  It's a long story, but I'm hoping life settles down and I get to spend more time blogging.  It's a...
Have you ever tried something you created with one group of students and it worked well?  And then the next year, you tried it again, and yo...
The difference between the week before testing and the week after is really only a few days.  So why does it feel like months have gone by s...
What's happening in my classroom this week? I teach three classes of sixth graders, about 75 students in all.  And I know that six o...