[Mentor Text Monday] A Sunday Evening Sentence Search

It’s Sunday evening. I want to post a mentor text, but my brain, she be empty. I tumble through my thoughts, flip through my mental card catalogue, scroll through my Twitter feed, and… nothing. And then I remember–books! I read books, own books, and display said books in an easy-access shelving unit otherwise known as…

[Mentor Text Monday] The New Culture Club

Okay, not really. The old Culture Club was enough to tide us over for a few more decades at least. Admittedly, I did just scour Culture Club lyrics for something witty. There may be a Culture Club mentor text coming soon. For today, I want to thank one of my amazing siblings for this mentor…

[Mentor Text Monday] Shhhhh….

Last week I visit our newly-built San Diego Public Library. I had been once before, but hadn’t gotten to wander around. My favorite places are the main elevator, the blue chairs in the reading room, and the 9th floor views: The elevator–because it is a visual shindig: The blue furniture because it looks like a…

[Mentor Text Monday] An Intriguing Lead

Thanks to a friend and colleague Amy, I’ve renewed my intention to post mentor text ideas each Monday. Since Amy is going to post as well, and since she is a powerhouse who does what she says she does, I’m thinking this will be a good thing! For today’s Mentor Text Monday post I want…

[Mentor Text Monday] Guest Blogger–This Plus That

Wear the Cape proudly welcomes our first guest blogger!  Jeni Cass is caped teacher from a charter school in San Diego. Jeni truly does wear her cape each day in her kinder classroom. Enjoy this amazing mentor text form Jeni! This Plus That by Amy Krause Rosenthal As a kinder teacher the thought of doing a…