Thursday, July 19, 2007

Summer Reading, Summer Learning

I have purchased 2 books so that I can better teach my students how to write. Now, I have felt quite comfortable teaching students to write narratives, or personal journals. However, I have not felt very confident about teaching students how to write reports or "factual Writing".

Is that A Fact? Teaching Nonfiction Writing K-3 focuses on helping students locate information, interpreting the information, recording (not plagiarizing) and publishing. The book also has some great information about teaching the forms of writing - descriptive reports, scientific explanations, persuasive writing, and nonfiction narrative.

I am really looking forward to reading the book and learning to better my teaching of writing!

On a personal note: I am trying to keep active by walking every morning and by training using light weights 4 -5 times a week.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Summer Holidays

I was just wondering how everyone's summer holidays were going. I do hope you all have been keeping safe but are also having alot of fun!

During the past 2 weeks I have been to the Elmvale Jungle Zoo and to the Mariposa Folk Festival. Both were great experiences. I have also been walking 10 Ks 4-5 times a week and have been doing some resistance exercises. I have been enjoying reading novels, researching CFS and crafting! As well, I have been spending more time with my family. Overall my summer has been wonderful so far!

Many hugs to you all, Mrs. Silvia Lamb.