Raise Your Hand, Answer the Question, and Keep Your Voice Down

Reflections from a 5th Grade teacher…

Something has been gnawing at me all year, and I realized that it’s two things. If you don’t have your systems (think organization, paper-flow, workflow, electronics, etc) in place at the beginning of the school year, it is incredibly hard to get yourself organized during the school year (at least for me). How can I focus …

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My class is celebrating their informational writing pieces tomorrow, and I think I just realized that is my mistake. They should be celebrating what they have learned about informational writing AND the writing they´ve done. I will have to remember that for  next time. I had originally titled this post Planned Risks, because I was …

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As I was sitting, getting things organized for the end of the day, a student came up to me and asked, “When are going to write fantasy stories?” I thought about it for a second, and was just going to tell her we weren´t…but I finally realized something about workshop…The reason we focus on personal narratives, …

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So I have decided to do 10 minutes of writing per day. I should be able to do that. I am also doing a 10 second reflection on Twitter..I should be able to do that as well. The things that really stood out today… My math lesson started off extremely shakey.. I have started trying …

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