The writing topics I posted on Monday evoke too much raw emotion for me to address at the moment, especially right now when I’m feeling so relaxed. That’s what being on vacation does for me, even a short one – I feel the tension draining from me with each passing day. I end up doing… Continue reading Feeling relaxed
I sit in the living room, half listening to my husband, son, and oldest daughter making tiramisu. I stay out of the kitchen as that is not my strong suit. My son and daughter are learning from my husband while I write my Slice of Life for today. There are lots of things I could… Continue reading Writing List
We walked the length of the luge track on our third day at Canada Olympic Park (COP). For nearly 1.6 km we trudged, through soft, pristine snowcovering the ice below our feet.I slid three times, landing on my bum,laughing joyously,cushioned by the thick snow that continues to fall beckoned by hints of Spring. http://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2011/03/27/solsc-2011-27-of-31/
In my last post I said that Canada Olympic Park (COP) was the site of the 1988 Winter Olympics. Actually, it was one venue of several where various Olympic competitions took place; one of the many things the children and I learned during our visit this week. On our second day, we spent the morning… Continue reading Canada Olympic Park – School Away from School (Post #2)
Today was our first day at Canada Olympic Park (COP) Open Minds School. COP was the site of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. It is now a popular park in our city highlighting a variety of winter sports. Our class is fortunate to be able to spend this week there as a result of… Continue reading Canada Olympic Park – School Away from School (Post #1)
This week, my students prepared for student-led conferences. They reflected on their learning by identifying important knowledge in four distinct areas: reading, writing, math, and Spanish. Then, they wrote these self-assessments as “I know” statements. Some examples are: I know how to check for understanding; I know how to add and subtract; I know how… Continue reading Student-Led Conferences
Did I tell you that it snowed yesterday?I looked out the window and big, fat flakes were spinning and whirling in a frenzy.I saw it all outside my classroom window.And, then it stopped.As suddenly as it started.The water that had melted from the snow now turned to ice. Did I tell you that I love… Continue reading Did I Tell You?