It's often said that we as teachers really do not understand the full impact we've had on our students. Many students find us years years later to thank us or to tell a story about what they remember from their days in our classrooms. Some even contact us to say that we've been an … Continue reading Thank You, Class of 2017
This is a direct copy/paste of the reading letter I posted on my classroom website for my fifth grade families. Next Wednesday, I'm looking forward to sharing some of my students' summer reading plans! So far, I've been blown away by what they've come up with. Happy reading, friends... _________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Room A1 Families, … Continue reading Reading Letter to Classroom Families
With only 9 days of school left, we're in the midst of making plans for summer reading! Today, I invited my fifth graders to recommend a book to others in class for potential summer reading. They were so excited as they raced through the classroom library to find loved books that they had read previously … Continue reading Planning for Summer Reading: Read Aloud!
I'd venture to guess that no reader ever was excited to jump out of bed after reading to fill in their assigned reading log. I'd also venture to guess that many readers have unhappily left the comfort of their beds to do so. I, for one, would not leap out of the warmth of my … Continue reading Personal Bookshelves
Welcome to my blog's new home: Christina Nosek Literacy! A few weeks ago, I decided to retire my beloved blog of six years, The Teacher Triathlete. It was a great run, but now it's time to move forward. Archived posts from The Teacher Triathlete in addition to some of my other writing is being added … Continue reading Welcome to Christina Nosek Literacy!