On my blog: What apple spritzer on a high-speed train taught me about teaching

Over on my teaching blog, I recently wrote a reflection on my family's supper trip to Europe. In Germany, we were constantly amazed that restaurants would hand our two-year-old her drinks in fancy glass cups, with no lids and no straws. It got me thinking about the ways in which students can surprise us with …

ELA Week of 9.24.18: Setting Off on a Heroic Writing Journey

This week, we'll start writing our Hero's Journey Narrative. Before we do so, we'll tackle a few important writing skills, including using descriptive detail and dialogue. We'll also practice and check our learning on the unit vocabulary. Here's what our schedule will look like: The following assignments are scheduled to be due or assigned this …