Category Archives: Reflection

SOLSC 2014: Time to Read

It’s Tuesday. Time to share a slice at Two Writing Teachers. This coming Sunday is my book club. We re reading The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. It’s the story of the 1936 eight oar rowing team … Continue reading

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SOLSC 2014: What Do You Need for a Good Writing Day?

Tuesday. Time for a slice of life. Thanks to the incredible people at Two Writing Teachers for a place to share. Monday was a day to work on my manuscript. I have been away from it all summer until last … Continue reading

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SOLSC Day 19: What Kind of Kindergarten Teacher Am I?

For thirty-one days I will write a slice of life, post it and visit others at Two Writing Teachers. We have a substitute shortage in our district. This means there are times that the music teacher, PE teacher, and I … Continue reading

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SOLSC Day 11: What’s Your Writing Ritual?

Every day for thirty-one days I‘ll share a slice and read others at Two Writing Teachers There has been several discussions on the web and at Facebook about writing rituals over the last couple of weeks. Today I read about … Continue reading

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SOLSC Day 2: Remembering a Friend

More slices can be found at Two Writing Teachers Yesterday marked mark three months since the passing of my friend Shirley. I think about her a lot. Especially now because we co-directed the school play and this year I am … Continue reading

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SOLS: Eight Years

Weekly SOLS can be found at Two Writing Teachers. Eight years ago I started blogging at Check It Out. My original blog was HERE.(actually there was a year on another platform that is now defunct). It seemed so revolutionary then.  … Continue reading

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SOL: Lists

During the week, I always have an idea for SOL. This could be because there’s a lot happening at school: preparing for a three day author visit, the start of the annual school play with fifty students and two adults, … Continue reading

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NerdLution Round 1

Colby Sharp at Sharpread has set out ‘NerdLution, Round 1.’ Colby describes this act as “Part Nerdy Book Club – party resolution, #Nerdlution was born through a Twitter conversation Thanksgiving evening. I think of a Nerdlution as something important to … Continue reading

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SOLSC: The Thankful Month

My dad didn’t like November. It was the month in which his father died. It was the month my mom pregnant with my brother contracted polio. (Luckily it was non-paralytic and my brother arrived safe. Me? I like this month. … Continue reading

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SOLSC: Learning Curve

Learning Curve For the last ten years our school has partnered with the local public library and the ESD district to host ‘Read and Play’, a PreK story time for families and young ones. It was help in our school’s … Continue reading

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