Monthly Archives: October 2017

Why Write Letters and Picture Stories?

Learning begins with language, building words upon words.  The more words children hear, the more they learn, and the better they do in school.  All of this leads up to reading readiness.  So, if I can give children hundreds and … Continue reading

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Quotations on Education

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://pixabay.com) “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”                                                                       Mahatma Gandhi ? (https://pixabay.com) “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can…

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A Pediatrician Explains How Love, Reading, and Writing Help Children

Photo: Kate Samp for Strategies for Children Writer and pediatrician Perri Klass has always been a champion of sharing books with children, but this month in the New York Times she writes about the issue by mixing research with great…

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Smorgasbord – Posts from Your Archives – “Art, Music and Technology by Jennie Fitzkee

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
I recently invited you to share some of your posts from your archives. It is a way of giving your earlier or favourite posts a chance to be read…

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A Magical Night at School

There’s nothing quite like being a child at school – in the dark – at night – with your family. This week children and families gathered at school for a pizza party outside on the playground.  It was such fun … Continue reading

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England, and the Beatles

My preschool class is learning about England.  Our loft has been transformed into Buckingham Palace.  The Union Jack flies overhead along with a picture of Queen Elizabeth.  We made a red phone booth out of a big box, and we … Continue reading

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Posts from Your Archives – The Power of Singing. It’s Far More Than Music by Jennie Fitzkee

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
Jennie Fitzkee has been a pre-school teacher for over thirty years, I have reblogged several of her posts because they demonstrate how a dedicated and passionate teacher can ignite…

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