Thursday, October 4, 2012

It's Been a Wild Ride

Oh it's been so long since I have been able to write! I haven't forgotten about my precious baby, aka-this blog. There has been SO much going to on with getting settled with a new school year and math program, trying to get my foot underway with new graduate classes, and try to take care of my family. It's been a wild past few months! Hopefully, I will be able to get back into the swing of blogging soon.

I don't have any pictures for you all this time. There's been NO time to take any. I haven't even taken any of my kiddos!! Now that's busy. I can tell you that I am working on a writing and reading unit surrounding The Hundred Dresses. They are reading the book and having book discussions about each chapter. This leads to them journaling about their discussion and personal feelings about the questions. It has been going to pretty good so far. There has been some deep discussions happening. We are taking some of the author's craft to connect it our personal narratives.

In the story one of the man characters tells a memory of when the bullying of another little girl started. This little sequence is a GREAT way to show how someone tells a personal narrative. So, as we are writing, I am referring them to how Eleanor Estes (the author) wrote this sequence to help them shape their narrative. We haven't gotten very far. Hopefully this will work out well.

I hope that I won't have to wait so long to make a new post and make sure that I get you all some pictures and links to accompany the next posts.