Monthly Archives: October 2017

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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Freedom #midnighthaiku

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Children have the eyes to see adventure and joy. My inner child does, too. Laughter is the best and most important part of joy. Sue Vincent's Daily Echo View original post

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Gloria

Gloria joined the classroom this week, and oh what a homecoming it was.  I doubt Santa Claus would receive such a welcome.  After all these years I am still amazed at the difference Gloria makes and how children are drawn … Continue reading

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The Diorama that Changed a Child

Jared is part of my Book Bears library group.  He is a great kid; he was in my preschool class years ago. I loved Jared (and still do).  No child has a bigger heart.  Teachers just have to see that.  … Continue reading

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Ten Authors and Artists Share Their Inspiration

There I was, listening to the best children’s book authors and illustrators at the Eric Carle Museum of picture Book Art, talking about what inspired them.  I couldn’t write fast enough (yes, I took a flurry of notes) or listen … Continue reading

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Posts from Your Archives – Lunchtime conversations in the Classroom: It’s Important 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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Always Go With The Flow- Books and Singing

From books, to mending, to singing… I have so many books in my classroom for children to access all the time.  Books are the doorway to learning.  If they’re available for children at all times, reading becomes exciting.  It certainly … Continue reading

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