[Teaching Ideas] Vocabulary Development–Greek Roots

A coworker posed a question to me on Friday and I stewed on it all weekend. How would I teach Greek and Latin roots to middle grade students? This sent my mind to spinning. I’ve never been a strong proponent of weekly spelling or vocabulary lists and quizzes. I found that my strong students memorized…

[Photo A Day] August Break and Symmetry

A colleague of mine began the August Break 2013 on her blog. I like the idea of making a commitment to posting a photo a day and using that opportunity to reinvigorate your blogging. I am already taking part in a photo-a-day activity with the San Diego Area Writing Project on their blog (which I, ahem,…

[SDAWP Photo Voices] “Green” Link Up

Hubris.  That’s how I entered the “green” week with SDAWP Photo Voices–with hubris. Green? What a breeze! It’s summer in San Diego! The place is positively brimming with green! Early into Day 1 I spied this leaf outside the SDAWP offices: I didn’t even the see  awesome bug on the bottom right hand side of…