A Warm Heart and A Warm Belly

I've been neglecting my blogging life these past few weeks. As much as I have been itching to write, my adult self (you know...the responsible one) knew I needed to adhere to the old  "business before pleasure" adage. The business being correcting 110+ 6th grade personal narratives and 110+ journal responses, and writing 110+ report card comments.…

Sticky Note Poetry

Before I started blogging, I did a lot of blog reading. As I teacher of language arts, I understood the importance of  mentor texts (or perhaps I should say mentor blogs). Before I began creating my own blog, I knew I needed to see quality examples of what I wanted to produce. During this process, I…

Today I Cried

Today I cried at school. Curious? Perhaps you're thinking I dealt with an irate parent. Or possibly an unruly student. Nope. Neither one of those. Please allow me to back up a bit, and explain. Many years ago, someone (and someone in the field of education, mind you) told me that those who are passionate about kids…