Elf on the Shelf Antic idea : Really, I just don't get this. Santa's little informant is himself an inconsiderate little jerk who sneaks around making messes for other people to clean up? What are we teaching our kids with this whole deal? With power and authority comes the opportunity to exploit the situation??
Graphic Organizers for Personal Narratives. I use a few different graphic organizers that have made a world of difference to my young writers. This week I'm happy to share with you some of the tools I use to help make planning and writing narratives that are focused, sequential, and interesting a bit easier for my students.