Thursday, May 19, 2011

Classroom Spring Cleaning

Will you soon be starting to clear out your classroom for the summer?  Spring is the season for cleaning and simplifying. As you cleaning and pack up your classroom for the summer, consider simplifying for next year when you set up your room. 
Professional organizers encourage anyone doing a big clean-up to ask themselves a few critical questions as they sort through their stuff.  There are many variations on the questions, but these four can be used as a guide:

1.  Do I use it often?
2.  Do I love it and the energy it gives me?
3.  How easily could I replace it?
4.  What is the worst thing that will happen if I don't have this?

Borrowed from Brenda Power
Editor, Choice Literacy

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

DRA/QRI Window

This window opens next week, May 6. It will remain open until May 20. Please enter your scores into Filmaker Pro by May 25.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Middle/High School Teachers Check This Out

Cris Tovani Podcast!  Some great ideas about how she runs her block through a workshop model.  Please take the time to listen! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

TC Students Have Entered the "Blog World"

Take some time to check out the amazing blogging coming from our students!  They have some very profound things to say! 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Just a thought....

"Readers must analyze and think, producing their own understanding, not simply remember information provided by teacher or textbook."   --Robert E. Probst, 1994,  English Journal

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Filemaker Pro Data

March 5th has come and gone quickly. There are still many who need to enter their data into Filemaker Pro. Please do so by the end of the month. Thank you!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Filemaker Pro Data

Please enter your Fall DRA data and Fall/Winter Writing Data into Filemaker Pro by March 5.