An Early Brave Wednesday

I thought I’d share my brave Wednesday with you today, on Tuesday, in case tomorrow gets away from me. You see, tomorrow I meet my new students! In the true spirit of brave Wednesday’s here is something I made. It’s a sliding volume guide, which I plan to adjust as needed depending on the learning…

Library moments: Dance

My students teach me many things. As I get geared up for the new year, I’ve been pondering them, both little and profound. One of the most fun things my students taught me last year was a number of dance moves! Flossing More popular at the beginning of the year, but still holding it’s own…

Library Moments: Child-led discussions

Last week, I went back to a tried and true lesson plan: read aloud and discussion. I chose one book and read it to every class, kindergarten through 5th grade. I chose The Man Who Walked Between the Towers for this exercise. It is a picture book detailing how a street performer named Philippe Petit…

Poetry

I’m introducing some poetry to my 3-5th graders this week. We’ll start with limericks! I love limericks, they are bouncy and joyful, and soothing in their rhythms. After limericks, we’ll move on to quatrains, cinquains, acrostics, and beyond. My hope is that by April, every child will have chosen or written a favorite poem to…

beauty in clumsy fragility

Brave Wednesday & an Announcement

Welcome to this week’s Brave Wednesday! Above you will see the sketch I’m sharing with you today. It is somewhat cropped by WordPress to fit the space allotted, so here is a link to the complete image. I believe I’ve spoken in the past about my propensity for sketching my right hand (I’m left handed,…