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My Journey Continues as a Literacy Strategist

Woods.

In my new job, I have the pleasure of working at two schools.  Yesterday, I was covering recess for fifth grade and I wandered into the woods.  What?  Yes, at one of my schools, the children are allowed to go into the woods.  To be clear, they are only allowed to go so far, but what I’m beginning to realize is, there’s a lot to be learned in the woods… Read More

4th Grade.

Well this week, I made my way into the one fourth grade classroom I support.  I read them an amazing new picture book, Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews and then book talked a few chapter books.  They were sweet, receptive, and just like my visit with the fifth graders, I really enjoyed my time with them. The day after my visit, I was walking by and I noticed them working quietly… Read More

5th Grade

Today, I went into the one 5th grade class I support to introduce myself and do some book talks.  To say I was nervous about it would be an understatement.  I come from the kindergarten world (yes, I taught second grade before that, but even that seems like a very long time ago) and fifth graders are just much… bigger. It turns out, they’re so much more than just larger.. Read More

Week 1

Well I finished my first week of my new job… with kids.  I add the ‘with kids’ because I’d been working with teachers for almost two weeks on professional development and various other ‘things’ that go on at schools before the kids arrive.  That being said, the school doesn’t really come alive until the children walk through the front door on that first day of school.  Regardless of your role.. Read More