Monthly Archives: January 2016

Mindfulness, Part II

I always write about the little moments, things that happen; things that I know deep down inside are gigantic in the world of ‘importance’ and ‘all knowing’.  Those moments can easily slip by if you’re not in the zone.  Yes, … Continue reading

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Spirit Animal Blog Award

Spirit Animal Blog Award I have been nominated for the Spirit Animal Blog Award.  Thank you, Charles French https://charlesfrenchonwordsreadingandwriting.wordpress.com for nominating me for this award.   I am honored, indeed.  When a blogger receives recognition from a fellow blogger it … Continue reading

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Music Brings Unexpected Learning

A child brought to school a CD with the “Star Wars” theme song.  Fortunately it was a recording of all the John Williams movie themes, and that means good music and a golden opportunity for learning.  We began with mindful … Continue reading

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Children’s Stories

Children have incredible words, given the opportunity to tell their story. As I took down a hallway art display I read (yet again) the story that children had created about living in a castle.  What would they do and who … Continue reading

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The Boy With the Red Hair

January is always a busy month at school, and tonight I was tired.  My husband and I had errands to do after school, so we had dinner at a small local restaurant.  Just when I thought I had nothing left, … Continue reading

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Reading Aloud. ‘Star Wars’, Move Over

Thursdays I read aloud at the library.  I chapter read, and that is far different than reading a story.  Each Thursday ends with and then?  For thirty minutes children are glued to every word, because those words are powerful and … Continue reading

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