My students had a lot of fun coloring these bookmarks, which I found at Dawn Nicole Designs .  She has a lot of great coloring pages and ...
We hit the ground running on Tuesday, when students came back from Thanksgiving break.  At the end of the week, after students had finished ...
Tired of reading logs? I've been tired of them for years.  I know there are better ways to get kids to show you what they've been ...
I've just finished reading two excellent books for the middle grades, both of which would make thoughtful read-alouds. Crenshaw dea...
  I'm linking up with two blogs: Jen at Teach Mentor Texts , and Kellee at Unleashing Readers to share books that I've finished ...
I'm linking up with Joanne over at Head Over Heels for Teaching because her blog post got me thinking about what I do to get kids exc...
I keep trying to link up with DoodleBugs Teaching, but somehow Fridays just get by me. The best-laid plans.....Yup.  You understand. ...
I was in professional development meetings today.  Our students get the day off because of the annual fair in our community.  One of our mee...
I blogged about creating this minion board for the beginning of school.  Here's a before.  Doesn't he look a little lonely? And n...
"Would you like to read the book I'm writing?" asked a student last year.  And then another one.  And then a third, who wrote ...
Trying to keep track of 1000 books, checked out by about 80 students is a challenge!  Some years are better than others, but every year, ...
One of the most important things I do on the SECOND day of school is give all three of my classes a Reading survey.  The informa...