Books and Writing Crafts Review
Thank you so much for these videos. I get bogged down sometimes with finding just the right book. But after seeing this I think I will look more closely to my books as I read!One question...how do you file your story books? I see on the video that you have books stacked 'library style' behind you.. are these marked in any way? Do the students have access to these books?
Hello, i have just found your website. I love it! I wondered if you could do a podcast of your classroom and how you set up and organize each area. I love to get ideas from other teacher's classrooms!
Hi!I have two libraries in my room: fiction and non-fiction. (The one in the video is my fiction library.)The books are not marked or labeled in any way. They are all "library-style" because the bins got full and I totally ran out of room.Most days there are more books on the floor than the shelves, but it doesn't bother me because they are reading them. (I don't clean them, the kids do!)Mrs. Mikesell :)
Thanks for your video - as a new teacher, I have no idea how to teach writing or what I'm supposed to teach! You gave me lots of great ideas!On a side note, how do you set up your writing block - how long is it, do you start with a writing craft minilesson, do you have journal writing, etc.? Thanks again!
Love your podcast. I am so glad I found your website. I will share it with all my teacher friends. Can't wait to see what you do next!
I love to see and share your podcasts with my colleagues. I wonder if you could get your videographer to fill the screen with you and/or your subjects/books. I can't always see the titles or pictures you point out. You are truly an imaginative and gifted teacher. Your students are so lucky to have you.
Hi!My videographer is ME! :) I'll try to get it a little more centered next time. :)Kelly
What a fantastic site! Do you have a list of writing crafts that would be suitable for first grade? We are implementing reader's and writer's workshop this year and I am a bit nervous about it. This site has been very helpful. Thank you.
I also would love to have a list of writing crafts suitable for first grade. I am also implementing writer's workshop (I implemented reader's last year...one at a time..:) Your podcast on writer's workshop was wonderful. I would like to know more.
Hi, The crafts that I use most frequently are listed at:http://www.elementary-teacher-resources.com/Great_Elementary_Teacher_Resources-2008november.htmlHope that helps!Mrs. Mikesell :)
I appreciate your brave podcasts. Thanks! I had the crazy but good fortune of meeting Jack Prelutsky several times and also having him present at my school looooooong ago. He is just as clever, frisky and delightful as his poems. I think you and he would get along famously and I'm sure he'd be happy you enjoy his work.
Thank you for your comments! I hope that you can visit elementary-teacher-resources.com for more fast, fun and fabulous teaching ideas.Mrs. Mikesell