Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Lucy Calkins

Guess what I did last Friday?

I met Lucy Calkins!

She came up to do a workshop on the Common Core...

...and it was AMAZING!

She sat next to me and shook my hand-I felt like a fangirl! :)

There was a ton of great information-I took four pages of notes.

She was a great speaker-inspirational, funny and full of wonderful information.

We even got some goodies!

A copy of her Pathways to Common Core book, with an accompanying CD that has a load of great videos, and the people who hosted it gave us a cute totebag-another one to add to my collection!

She has a great website with The Teacher's College (The Reading and Writing Project) that has videos galore. There are even some free Performance Assessments for each grade!

If you ever get a chance to see her-go!

Now, if only we could convince our district to get her Units of Study...

Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. You are so lucky! I ended up buying the writing units of study myself and I am probably going to get the reading ones as well because I love her! I also wish our school would buy them as well.

  2. Kaitlyn,
    What fun for you! I saw Lucy last January and then could not wait to sign up for summer institutes. I, too, would be one of those "pay for it myself" kind of persons! Fabulous resources and learning. Are you on twitter? There is a #tcrwp chat every Wednesday night that will keep you excited!

  3. I'm going to see her on Feb 6. I am so excited! We just started using the reading units this year and I'm loving it! We also just got a grant for the writing ones, but I probably won't have time to read and use them until next year. Her stuff is awesome though! Love her!!

  4. I am so happy you are this excited!
    I am moving to a new district and they devote an hour of writing workshop and is "Lucy Calkins" style. I was given books to read that she wrote.

    I am so excited to try it all out! :)



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