Press Release: Out of the Box Doll Project (July 27th, before the SOS March and Rally in Washington, DC).
Read why one teacher is marching to Washington, DC at the end of this month. Walking to School: Why I'm Marching….: “I was born and raised in Washington, DC. In the summer the humidity settles down and the sky turns a sick, pale shade of yellow. The swam…”
I love reading professional books. I especially love reading professional books that nudge and challenge those teaching ideas that become solidified (and misapplied) over time due to misunderstanding and misguided mandates. When teachers “do” whole language or “do” mentor texts, as Fletcher mentions in this podcast, a red flag should go up: “doing” is scripted… Continue reading Check out the Ralph Fletcher podcast on mentor texts
On the last day of school, I asked my students to contribute a line for a class piece on the important things about grade 2. We modelled this piece on The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown http://amzn.to/qohItz Although I might have highlighted different important things, I took heart at the fact that several lines… Continue reading The Important Things About Grade 2