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Blog: January 2019

January 2019


a new year

A New Year

A New Year… The days are shorter, and the weather is colder as we begin the New Year in our classrooms. Does anyone else struggle to get their students back into a routine and engaged in the lessons you are teaching? After coming back from a break,  I always like to begin with a research […]


Grade 2 Student Writing Sample

Expository Research Essay Project – Let’s Get Started!

Expository Research Essay Project – Arctic Animal To kick off the expository research process piece, I am going to begin with Writing a Suspenseful Riddle –  Arctic Animal.  The riddle lessons are featured in Empowering Writers January Lessons of the Month for grades 2-4 and grades 5-8.  If you are a k-1 teacher, make sure to check […]


Expository Research Essay Project – Day ONE- Researching

A great way to start back from a long break is by letting your students engage in a fun piece with research!  Students will choose an Arctic animal to research and then write a suspenseful riddle using the facts and information from their research.  (For those of you just joining us, we are using Empowering […]


Surviving the first week back!

What a wonderful week it has been! Our first day back to school this January was met with smiling faces and excited kids, ready to see the friends they missed over the winter break!  It was a wonderful blessing to be part of such a special day.  The week has continued to be just as […]