Monthly Archives: May 2010

Kickin it Old School

For years, the only technology in my classroom was a record player.  People used to ask why I didn’t use “technology-in-the-classroom” (said as one word and with reverence) and I just laughed, “Give me a library card and a piece … Continue reading

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Jasmine in the Air

We are knee deep in magazines in Room 204; we’ve been studying  feature writing.   My third graders have written articles on bullying, dealing with siblings, the Gulf oil spill, and the Strawberry Street Festival.  We’ve worked on ads, advice columns, … Continue reading

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Impressed

I’m impressed.  They’ve worked like champs.  They sing like angels.  Their jokes make me laugh and their poetry makes me cry.   And the children of Room 204 work together.  Beautifully.  I love this class. They raised well over a thousand … Continue reading

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Be the Poem

This weekend I emptied my pockets and found a poem.    It was by Edna St. Vincent Millay (one of my favorites) and was called Afternoon on a Hill.   The first line is “I will be the gladdest thing under the … Continue reading

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