Monthly Archives: February 2016

Making Connections

Museums always inspire me, and my recent visit to the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH was no exception.  The added bonus was seeing Eleanor, one of my former students.  She is now in high school.  How can that … Continue reading

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My Hero

I don’t think people know who my hero is.  I doubt my own children even know; they would say my it’s my grandmother, Nan.  And, so would most people close to me.  Nan was the best grandmother, and what I … Continue reading

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How Reading-Aloud Made Me the Teacher and Person I Am Today.

My very first day of teaching preschool in Massachusetts, thirty-two years ago, was both career and life altering.  Lindy, my co-teacher, asked me to read the picture books to children each day after our Morning Meeting.  Sure (gulp)!  I was … Continue reading

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An Honor and a Thank You

I want to thank the American Legion Auxiliary for interviewing and including me in their magazine.  The recent edition of the American Legion Auxiliary Magazine features patriotism: “Keeping America’s Patriotism GOING STRONG.  All across the country, Americans are demonstrating their … Continue reading

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Singing “God Bless America”

Children love to sing.  Over the years in my classroom a favorite song always emerges; “God Bless America”.  The tune is nice and the words are simple for children to sing.  I bring all types of music into my classroom.  … Continue reading

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