Sunday, June 21, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Reflect and Refresh Linky Parties

I was so happy to find the
REFLECT AND REFRESH
Linky Party
over at 
Mrs. D's Corner

I decided to jump right in because the theme goes right along with what I love to do:
reflect.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday's Wonder



CLOSE READING


Throughout the summer I usually spend my mornings planning for the coming year.  I try to find new methods that may help my middle schoolers become better readers, writers, listeners
and speakers of English.

Some ideas I find are not specifically geared towards ELL's, yet I "wonder" . . .
Could I adapt them to my population of kids . . . ?
Hence, "Wednesday's Wonder".


One gold mine of ideas is the Teaching Channel.
Not only do they provide new and current research-based strategies, they demonstrate how they work in real time. Truly inspiring.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Quicker Than A Blink



This year flew by quicker than a blink.
It's already June.  
School's out.
I finally have a moment to 
sit, 
sip my morning coffee slowly, 
write,
read,
and just take in the morning glow.

A few of my favorite summer verbs. . .