Blog: Perspectives

Slice of Life: A Digital Bin That Will Give You More… #SOL17 #IMWAYR

I have been reading a text set.  I didn’t start out intending to read a text set, but as I reflect on my reading journey over the past two weeks I realize I am

Slice of Life: Happy as a Clam! #SOL17

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Slice of Life: I Wish…..

Slice of Life:    I Wish…..

Please, Clare.  Go tell Mom I love her.    Ok,  Dad. No.  I mean now.  Please go now and tell her I love her.  I am distracted for a moment as watch my son make a great

Slice of Life: Are You In It For The Long Haul? #SOL17

One of the first signs we noticed was her handwriting.  We seemed to somehow miss the sign that she was posting reminder notes to herself all over the house.  What struck us and caused

Slice of Life: How Do You Teach Fun, Warmth and Unconditional Love? #T4TMoments #SOL17

Slice of Life:  How Do You Teach Fun, Warmth and Unconditional Love?    #T4TMoments  #SOL17

Have you ever heard of an animal assisted therapy program?  We had the privilege of seeing one in action at a school recently.  This elementary school has an animal assisted therapy program as part

Slice of Life: A Slicer’s Dilemma #SOL17

Slice of Life:  A Slicer’s Dilemma     #SOL17

A Slicer’s Dilemma Only three responses That’s all the time I have Only three responses I going to stick with this tonight Only three responses The rule is at least three Only three responses I will read more slices tomorrow Only three responses It

Slice of Life: Creating Connections Between Units of Study with Mentor Texts #SOL17

We have been spending time planning curriculum units with grade level teams of teachers.  We are thinking a lot about mentor texts and how we can use certain texts or crafts to create bridges

It’s Monday! We Are Reading a Book Recommended by a Character #SOL17

Our TBR stack is not self-sustaining!  We get recommendations every day from students, teachers, friends, neighbors, family members, librarians, blog posts, and reviews.  This summer we got a recommendation that took us by surprise.

Slice of Life: Some Memories Are Priceless #SOL17

Slice of Life:  Some Memories Are Priceless   #SOL17

It was four o’clock in the morning.  It was dark, cold and drizzling. We were first in line.  We had four hours to wait.  “What am I doing?” I thought to myself.  “What have

Slice of Life: Living Beyond the To-Do List #SOL17

Slice of Life:  Living Beyond the To-Do List    #SOL17

All I want to do is go to bed.  It’s been a crazy busy week.  I am trying to finish up a few last things I need to do to settle my brain for