Monthly Archives: August 2017

August G…uest #7: Children – Teaching, Reading, Storytelling, and More

Originally posted on The Recipe Hunter:
 Meet Jennie @ A Teacher’s Reflections Thank you, Esmé, for having me as a guest on your wonderful blog.  First, let me introduce myself.  I am Jennie, a long time preschool teacher, 30+ years is…

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Guest writer: Jennie Fitzkee – The Peanut Man

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Teacher Jennie Fitzkee shares another of her ‘Jennie stories…tales she tells to delight the children in her care… and the child inside the rest of us. “It happened like this… When I…

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No Words Needed

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.  Knowledge is limited.  Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein- And, a picture really is worth a thousand words~that light the fire of imagination.  What if there were books that could do just that? … Continue reading

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Writing Quote Number 1 from the Archives

Originally posted on BRIDGET WHELAN writer:
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have…

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Meeting Yet Another Author

Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts hosts children’s book authors, and recently Patricia MacLachlan was a speaker.  Remember Sarah, Plain and Tall?  It was the first book that made me cry as an adult.  Mandatory reading for my children when … Continue reading

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Peace, The Real Peace

I talk about peace often in my classroom.  Well, that’s partially true.  When children talk about peace, I jump right in. They have a lot to say. We adults should listen more. Years ago, when I first had the the … Continue reading

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