A Soft Opening

The beginning of a school day has always been hectic for me.  There is lunch to sign up for, notes to be handed in, attendance to be taken, and so on.  But today, a day after a snow day my classroom is calm. Over the summer, maybe even at that first Joy Write meeting, aContinue reading “A Soft Opening”

New Years Resolution

It’s been a crazy week.  It’s finally Friday… a delayed opening, practice tests that need to be done, and things to finish up before the week ends.  “It’s time for writer’s workshop” I say. “Grab your red writing folders and head to the rug.”   “Nooooooooooo!” yell several students.  “It’s Friday.  It’s Joy Write Day.Continue reading “New Years Resolution”