Tag: writing

Happy Poem in your Pocket Day = Mather Heights Elementary 2nd grade Blog Takeover!

Did you know that today is Poem in your Pocket Day? We wrote poems about Earth when we zoomed with author Erin Dealey on Earth Day, and we are taking over her blog to share them with you. Our poems are on display at our school: We learned to write a “First Line/ Last Line”… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to FALLING SHORT (Quill Tree Books) + 6 Qs with award-winning mg author Ernesto Cisneros = slam dunk!

Congrats to my friend Ernesto Cisneros, on the launch of his new middle grade novel, FALLING SHORT (Quill Tree Books). We’re celebrating this wonderful book with six questions for Ernesto. But first… About FALLING SHORT “Told through animated alternating first-person chapters, Cisneros’s story not only captures the anxiety—and at times, humor—of trying to measure up… Read more »

5 Wonderful Books for Fire Season

Sadly, Fire Season is a thing these days, and not just in California, where forest fires have names, just like hurricanes. You might live in an area turned upside down (possibly literally) by hurricane Henri or Ida, and my heart goes out to everyone affected. Where I live, we have #Caldor, #Dixie, and #Tamarack fires… Read more »

Happy TWO more weeks of Sixth Grade + One more Room 504 Poetry Blog takeover!

Hi Blog Friends–Mrs. Howard’s 6th graders are back with one more blog takeover before school is OUT! (Can I get a Woo-Hooo!???) They have come a LONG way since we first met in December: See their Blog Takeover #1: Happy Book Birthday DEAR EARTH and WRITING Takeover #2. Today they shared their amazing color poems,… Read more »

We’re Ba-ack! 4th Grade Blog Takeover–part 2 = Writing is not like Math.

Hi Again–Room 313 is back from Bainbridge Island, WA, with a few thoughts about writing, and a few poems that we wrote with Erin Dealey! That’s our teacher, Ms. Strayer (above), with two of Erin Dealey’s books. We read a bunch of them. See our last blog takeover (click here) for the reviews. This blog… Read more »