The Last 20 Days of Literacy Learning: 5 days to go, Drawing Inspiration from an Important Read Aloud

Written while enjoying a rare Bay Area rainy Sunday morning in late May with coffee. All posts in this blog series can be found here. "Wow- you're still teaching?" These words were actually said to me last week when I was asked what my students were doing in class right before lunch on Friday. "Yes, I'm … Continue reading The Last 20 Days of Literacy Learning: 5 days to go, Drawing Inspiration from an Important Read Aloud

The Last 20 Days of Literacy Learning: 6 days to go, Drafting Our Summer Reading Plans

Post #8 in the Last 20 Days of Literacy Series… Written after a crazy early release day of 5th grade promotion practice, music, PE, and a little literacy time squeezed in. All posts in this blog series can be found here. Starting a new-to-them book series is a partof many readers' summer plans! For the past … Continue reading The Last 20 Days of Literacy Learning: 6 days to go, Drafting Our Summer Reading Plans

The Last 20 Days of Literacy Learning: 13 Days to Go, Classroom Book a Day- Pride

Post #7 in the Last 20 Days of Literacy Series… Written while scarfing down a salad during my 40 minute, oddly uninterrupted, lunch. All posts in this blog series can be found here. The absolute best thing that has happened in my classroom this school year has been our commitment to reading a picture book a … Continue reading The Last 20 Days of Literacy Learning: 13 Days to Go, Classroom Book a Day- Pride

The Last 20 Days of Literacy Learning: 14 Days to Go, A Little Self Reflection

Post #6 in the Last 20 Days of Literacy Series… Written in quite a rush after the teaching day and right before heading to the Shark Tank in San Jose to see my beloved San Jose Sharks take on the St. Louis Blues in game two of the Western Conference NHL Final. GO, SHARKS! All … Continue reading The Last 20 Days of Literacy Learning: 14 Days to Go, A Little Self Reflection

The Last 20 Days of Literacy Learning: 16-15 Days to Go, Literacy & Math

Post #5 in the Last 20 Days of Literacy Series… Written after the teaching week on Sunday morning while savoring a cup of coffee- well, three cups of coffee. All posts in this blog series can be found here. A few years ago, I was given the best advice about teaching math that I have ever … Continue reading The Last 20 Days of Literacy Learning: 16-15 Days to Go, Literacy & Math