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Michelle Haseltine
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Reading and writing and blogging
Reading and writing and blogging

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Words to Live By
It's early on Tuesday morning. My brain isn't fully awake yet and I'm struggling to find a slice to share. What do I do? I'll lean on some advice I give to my students. Find some words that inspire and let those wash over you. Listen to them. Sit with them....

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Celebrating Notebook Writers
We've launched notebooks. We write in our notebooks every day.  I collected notebooks for a first check. Spending time in these pages inspired me.  I get to know my sixth-graders as writers and I get to know their interests and passions. Notebook writing an...

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Writing Wednesdays Begin
Writing makes sense of my world. When I sit down, with my notebook or at a keyboard, things make sense. That's not to say that writing is easy! It's not. Writing is necessary for me, like breathing or eating. When I go without for awhile, I feel out of sort...

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Launching Writer's Notebooks
How is it possible that I've never written this blog post before?!?! Today, this day, notebook launching day...it's my favorite day of the beginning of the year! It's so exciting! The energy is palpable! We begin by talking about what writing is. This helps...

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The Journey Begins
This marks the seventh year for Literacy Journey. Literacy Journey is our county-wide professional development program for middle school English teachers. I'm honored to be one of the facilitators and coaches. Each year we guide a new group of teachers thro...

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Small Moments of Celebration
Celebrating small moments today. My first celebration is sleep. I slept. It was a good sleep. The phone woke me at 7:30 and I felt rested. I love when sleep comes like that. If feels good and complete.  I celebrate Bella. Her joy when she sees me at the end...

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Room 734
The school year officially begins tomorrow. All teachers return tomorrow. I've been back already for a week and a half...moving buildings and setting up a brand new classroom. Going back early is like waking up in the early morning hours before the world is...

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I'm Grateful
I'm grateful.  I'm grateful for friends who help me move 38 boxes of books into my brand new classroom. I'm grateful for my dog Bella who loves me unconditionally. I'm grateful for daily phone calls with my mom who always makes me laugh. I'm grateful to be ...
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