So I thought it was just my 9 year-old who was doing this. I was stunned to discover that ALL kids are doing this! Ok, exaggeration...many. My husband and I both recalled that "when we were kids...." playing outside and making up games was what WE did. Now we are both shocked and disappointed that … Continue reading Water Bottle Flipping-I’m Flipped Out!
For years I've worked with teachers who reported that they tried the Words Their Way or WTW program with a lot of frustration. They believed in the philosophy behind Shane Templeton's research that was the root of the program. They liked the games, sorts etc. but the logistics; the daily running of the program at … Continue reading Words Their Way-A Second Look
I have to share a letter from a student a met nine years ago. I would say "former student" but she was not. And, as fate would have it, I received this letter on a day where nothing seemed to go right! As I am an Instructional Coach I don't get letters like this. It … Continue reading Random Act of Kindness