Monthly Archives: September 2015

MOMENTS THAT MATTER “Massssss-ahhhhhh: a small moment food adventure”

Much of what we ask students to do early in the school year in writing ┬áis to write about one small moment in their lives. We want them to tell the story of a time when something happened and then … Continue reading

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Writerly Matters

Second grade classroom a little before lunch. Students writing. Teacher sitting at a kidney table with a small group of children. Air heavy in this classroom. A quiet pervades, except for the voice of the teacher with that small group. … Continue reading

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You can. You will. You are.

This weekend I took my baby girl, who is no longer a baby, to college. She woke up at 4:30 on Saturday morning, cleaned up the kitchen, took out trash and recycling, made her bed for the last time, then … Continue reading

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Child Matters: Test Scores, Community, Growth

What happens with a staff full of teachers meet to view their Smarter Balanced test data for the first time? Continue reading

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