Author: mfolino

  • Family Literacy Event

    Family Literacy Event

    As we all know and understand, this last year has been a strange and unprecedented one. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down and has changed lives forever. When beginning to think about what to do for a family literacy event I wanted it to have a theme that we had been missing…

  • Finding the small joys

    This is my first year teaching. 99.9% of my experiences have occurred via virtual learning. The only time I have been able to see any students is when I go to campus to assess. Recently, I was able to see a student of mine for an assessment for their upcoming triennial review. Seeing this student’s…

  • Writing Event Hopes

    After speaking with my mentor we came up with a few ideas that I hope will take flight. The one that stood out the most to me is “Thank a support staff member”. This means cafeteria staff, custodians, campus supervisors, and instructional assistants. The support staff at my school has been incredible; nay out-of-this-world phenomenal!…

  • “What is something you wish your teacher knew about you?” (SCWriP #1)

    I did a trending activity with a small group of fifth graders. I created a Jamboard with the question, “What is something you wish your teacher knew about you?”. I thought my students would be overflowing with information they would want to share. After a few minutes of silence and frustration I wrote an example…