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It’s the 10th Anniversary of #PB10for10

This summer, I attended #IREL20 facilitated by Tricia Ebarvia and Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul. During a breakout session, a fellow educator named Tamika introduced me to Bobbie Harro’s cycle of socialization (I am sorry not to have Tamika’s full name to give her proper credit.) This work, and Tamika’s explanation, helped deepen my understanding of how… Continue reading It’s the 10th Anniversary of #PB10for10

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Summer Break – See you in August

Our collaborative team of thirty-one educators will take July off and will be back blogging about connecting books and kids in August. We will even have a few new contributors joining the @tbrblog31 team. Join us in August as we: Share our commitment to “own voice" authorsBlog about books we’ve read and shared with childrenLearn about… Continue reading Summer Break – See you in August

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K/1 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Final Session

Hi Writers, Summer is beginning, and it is time to say good-bye. It has been so much fun creating writing pieces with you. Let's finish our opinion pieces and share them with other kids, so students have fun all summer long. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA34NMImUtQ Thanks, Maddie and Joseph, for sharing your writing with all of us. We… Continue reading K/1 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Final Session

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Grades 2-5 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Final Session

Ranger and Hoppy cooling off in the river. Summer break is almost here, and it is time for writing camp to come to an end. Thank you for watching these videos and sharing your writing with me. I have loved learning with you. Here is our final lesson about writing book reviews. Remember, the reviews… Continue reading Grades 2-5 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Final Session

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Grades 2-5 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 41

Hi Writers, Let's finish our essays with powerful endings that impact our readers. Thanks to Mrs. Curtin's class, we have some thoughtful endings to study. https://youtu.be/Vyz-bOgzkVc http://www.studentssendinglove.com Please remember to share your writing with your teachers. If you would like me to see your writing, please add it to our Padlet Board and I will… Continue reading Grades 2-5 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 41

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Grades 2-5 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 40

Ranger had a run-in with a porcupine. Hi Writers, Don't worry, we got the quills out and Ranger is fine now. I wish he would learn to leave the porcupines alone. Let's work on our essays to the heroes and helpers in our communities. https://youtu.be/Ok9vcLAdQCA Here is the writing I showed in the video. I… Continue reading Grades 2-5 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 40

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Grades 2-5 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 39

Students from the Brown School wrote essays to show how much they appreciate their custodians. http://www.studentssendinglove.com Hi Writers, Did you know that essays can be gifts to send out into the world? This week I am writing essays to celebrate all of the heroes and helpers in our communities. I hope you will join me.… Continue reading Grades 2-5 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 39

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K/1 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 10

Hi Writers, Let's learn to make our characters talk in our writing. I can't wait to see what you create today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDaVum24xqk Here are the lists that students created! Please add your writing to our Padlet Board if you would like me to see it. Don't forget to show your writing to your teachers. HAPPY… Continue reading K/1 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 10

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Grades 2-5 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 37

Ranger and Hoppy enjoying the spring weather. Hi Writers, Let's add more to our letters to our future selves. Today I'll teach you how to think of the life lessons you've learned while you stayed at home. These will be lessons you will want to remember when you read this letter many years from now.… Continue reading Grades 2-5 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 37

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Grades 2-5: Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger – Session 36

Mrs. Blumberg's Anchor Chart Hi Writers, This weekend I watched lots of teaching videos. I love the way Mrs. B teaches kids how to write a letter to their future self. I'll be working on my letter this week and sharing my thoughts with you. https://youtu.be/0hlsrzcYvGQ I hope you share your letters or whatever writing… Continue reading Grades 2-5: Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger – Session 36

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K/1 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 8

Hi Writers, Let's learn how to say more when we write so that our readers will enjoy our writing even more. I hope this video makes you smile and helps you make something today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFuCxiMdY4w So many kids are sharing their writing with their teachers and adding it to our Padlet Board. I hope you… Continue reading K/1 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 8

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K/1 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 7

Hi Writers, Let's learn a new way to think of a writing idea. Remember, if you know what to write, please write it. If you don't, you can try one of the strategies we learned or the strategy I teach today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnmY2YyLb-k Don't forget to share your writing with your teacher. If you would like… Continue reading K/1 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 7

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Grades 2-5 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 35 – Editing Choice Board

Hoppy ran across a stream and couldn't get back. Good thing my daughter was happy to go across and carry him back. Hi Writers, I created an editing choice board to help you make your writing the best it can be. To give it a try, watch my video and then click on the boxes… Continue reading Grades 2-5 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 35 – Editing Choice Board

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Grades 2-5 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 34

Hi Writers, Thanks to my friend, Mrs. Shepherd, I learned how to make choice boards on Google Slides. To give you more choices as writers, I created a revision choice board. This board is interactive and you can choose what you want to learn. I can't wait to hear how you revise your writing. https://youtu.be/voZ_E4jLf8I… Continue reading Grades 2-5 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 34

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Grades 2-5 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 33

Hi Writers, Tessa, a fifth-grader, is writing moments from her life to capture this unique time in history. We can learn so much from other writers. I hope you find craft moves to try after reading Tessa's writing. I certainly did. https://youtu.be/GBO2d0czuSs Every day when I open our Padlet board, I smile. There are so… Continue reading Grades 2-5 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 33

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Grades 2-5 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 32

Hi Writers, It is a BIG day at writing camp. Hoppy and Ranger get to watch a video of Alessandra teaching her cat Dusty to perform tricks. Then you will see how Alessandra uses her knowledge of vowel sounds to spell - WOW! I can't wait to hear what you think. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9doBS1DGGQc Alessandra's letter to… Continue reading Grades 2-5 Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 32