Wow! You are my teaching hero. i have been doing Reader's Workshop in my classroom for years, but the way you have your program organized is truly astounding. I've gotten so many wonderful ideas from your website and your contributions to Scholastic.
While I love all your ideas for September, as the mother of two adopted children, I would discourage any activities which require students to bring in baby photos. There may be children in foster care or who were adopted as older children who have no photos of themselves as infants or toddlers and who would feel left out of such activities.
Keep up the AMAZING work! I honestly don't know where you find enough hours in the day to do everything you do!
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