The Write Way

Jessica Hrubik: PEG Writing Teacher of the Year

June 17, 2019


This past April, we at PEG Writing had an incredible experience looking for our first-ever Teacher of the Year. Out of over 30 nominees, we had one perfect score!

Jessica Hrubik dazzled our team of judges with her creative use and enthusiasm for PEG Writing. Jessica has been teaching for 13 years and discovered PEG Writing at the Ohio Ed Tech Conference in 2018. She immediately requested a trial to start in early March of 2018 and has since convinced her building principal to purchase it for all students in grades 5-8, about 460 students, for the 2018-2019 school year.

We had the pleasure of

The Best End-of-Year Gifts for Teachers

June 3, 2019


There are several times throughout the year when students typically give their teachers a gift: Christmas, Teacher Appreciation Week, their birthday (if they tell their students when it is). But another great time to shower teachers with love and appreciation is the end of the year when they are running on the fumes of coffee and the promise of summer break. We’ve pulled together a short list of our favorite gifts for teachers.

Remind teachers to take time to relax:

  • Manicure/pedicure set or gift card
  • Bath bombs or salts
  • Aromatherapy oils or candles
  • A bag of their favorite coffee in a nice te

PEG Writing: From fall to spring

May 20, 2019


We know that it’s May, and you’re exhausted. You don’t even have time to think about next year, but now is the best time to start thinking about the fall while every successful moment and every failed lesson are fresh on your mind. Use those reflections to start planning for next year!

You don’t want to have to think about how you’re going to pre-assess your class while you’re getting to know a new group of students, getting a feel of the class atmosphere, and trying to remember new names and new faces (don’t get the Santos twins mixed up!). Having a game plan already in place will allow you

Teacher Appreciation

May 6, 2019


It’s finally May! You are nearing the end of the school year, and undoubtedly, you are experiencing some degree of relief as you imagine days with no meetings, unlimited bathroom breaks, pleasure reading, and summer vacations. These days are drawing nearer and nearer, but they’re not quite within reach.

That’s why we’re glad that National Teacher Appreciation Day is in May. It’s the perfect time to recognize all of the hard work you’ve done this year, and it’s just enough to get you through the rest of the year. As students, parents, and the community around you share their appreciation with

Freebie: Poetry Analysis Lesson

April 18, 2019


Happy April! This month, we celebrate poets and their work. There are so many things that teachers can do to incorporate poetry into their classrooms, such as reading a short “poem of the day,” with a different student reading each day; students could write a different type of poem every week; students could illustrate poems and teachers could set up a gallery walk. The possibilities are endless! In honor of National Poetry Month, we are sharing a poetry lesson with you. We want you to take it and make it your own. Be sure to take pictures and share on social media! Find us on Facebook,

Crowd-funding Classroom Needs with An Interview with Sharon Sullivan

March 18, 2019


I had the pleasure of meeting Sharon Sullivan at her school, Wells Elementary School, in Wilson, NC, to talk to her about how she uses the popular educational grant-funding website,, to meet the needs of her students. Ms. Sullivan taught for 11 years at an elementary school in Durham and has been in Wilson for the last two years. She is currently teaching 5th English Language Arts and Social Studies.
She has used to fund PEG Writing, along with many other projects and supplies, several times in her teaching career and has become an expert grant writer. Since