Sunday, June 30, 2013

My Resource Specialist Manual

I put quite a bit of time into this.....things that have been in my head for years!

Don't ya love summer? Here are two of my girls- one is my daughter-in-law- at the summer wedding of my student teacher!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

How to Be a Resource Specialist

I have been in Special Education since 1980----Yikes! My 18+ years as an elementary resource specialist at a diverse school with a 66% free and reduced lunch rate, have been a highlight in my life! Our school is a gem of a community/family/hub of learning. So, after a little health scare last year, I am back at the job I love, and I realize that I am in the position to impart some of my skills and experience. Thus, this manual is really coming along, and I should have it ready in a couple weeks!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Sentences......

This activity will be great to use with a paraeducator during summer school! It will be FREE on Sunday June 23......

Nothing like spending a summer Saturday with my cute mom!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Free today from 4-8 Pacific Time~ I revised it......please leave a comment on my TPT store~

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie! Updating finally!

I should have this finished in a couple days. I am updating, so if you have already purchased it, I will send you the new and improved unit! The new unit will have more detailed teaching directions, vocabulary cards, and more.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Here's the link to my Summer Adventure Freebie!  

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Summer Adventure and Flash Freebie!

Flash Freebie! Thursday June 13 from 4 to 8 PM Pacific Time, I will offer this new Summer Adventure story frame writing activity for free! Get it now, before I leave to go camping with the whole family! I will have my own Summer Adventures to write about! Just go to my TPT store......please leave some feedback!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Writing a Memoir: When I was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant

Another Summer School idea! I used this with my group of English Language Learners! They were all at different language aquisition levels, so we got all kinds of description and "voice" in our writing. I took the kids' photos and displayed them with their poetry memoir....every child has a story!
I just put them on my TPT shop.

Below are samples of my students' memoir poems....names changed....every child has 
a story!