One of the highlights of my upcoming week is some professional development I will be doing on Thursday to spotlight my monthly Writing PD sessions that I will be presenting to interested staff. Once a month, another teacher and myself will present on a writing topic either before school or after school for an hour.
Our topics are:
January: Getting Started with Writing Workshop
February: Using Mentor Texts
March: Conferring with Your Writers
April: Assessing Writing
May: Teachers as Writers
Our school goal this year is that there is writing in every classroom, every day! With the demands of packed curriculum and busy schedules, I want to be able to support my fellow teachers by offering practical tips they can use in their classroom to make that goal reachable.
Source: http://blog.ezinearticles.com/Another thing we will be doing this week is writing letters back to our pen pals from Canada! We are lucky to have partnered up with Lisa from Grade 4 Buzz's 4th grade class.
This past week, they sent us letters and a very cute bracelet for each pen pal!
The kid loved them!
They talked about their pen pals so much that now two other teachers (5th grade) have asked me to try to find their class another class to pen pal with. Each class has about 20 students. If you are interested in becoming pen pals with one of these 5th grade classes, please leave me a comment below and I will pass your information along! :)
Wishing you a great week!