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…

It’s Just Me, Ranting: To Treat or Not to Treat

As a June birthday, I use to envy kids that had birthdays during the school year. I could sense their excitement as they walked into the classroom on their "special" day. A construction paper "crown" placed ever so carefully on their desk announced their new age. I would watch as those wonderfully, nurturing primary teachers would…