Tag Archives: SOL2016

I Work in a World of Possible.

I work in a world of educated women men in trousers and button-downed shirts sensible shoes that shift shift shift down century old wood-floored hallways where before any of us became us, hundreds and thousands of children walked in straight … Continue reading

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Main Idea . . . Think about it.

Today I shared a couple of simple strategies for helping students understand how to take in informational text.  It involves breaking down information into manageable bits.  I used to think students should be able to find the main idea easily. … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken & Random Acts of Kindness

    This week is Random Acts of Kindness week at the Sweetest Little School by the Sea.  It came about as the result of a conversation with our insightful and lovely psychologist a few weeks ago. Mrs. Turner related … Continue reading

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