Monthly Archives: February 2018

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! E.B. White on How To Write – Jennie Fitzkee

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections: I love writing.  This summer I read the best book on how to write, the advice of E.B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web and other classics. Oh, I…

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – The Boy Who Cried Tears of the Heart by Jennie Fitzkee

Sally over at Smorgasbord shares one of my very favorite blog posts. It’s all about heart, and reading aloud. Thank you, Sally!

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Love Note

“Dear Jennie, I can’t wait to see you.  But I don’t see you much.  So I am so happy to see you and I will see you the rest of the day.  Jennie I love you so much.” I love … Continue reading

Posted in Expressing words and feelings, Giving, Love, Student alumni, Teaching young children, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 67 Comments

It Comes Down To Reading

Children who were in my class many years ago are now making decisions on college acceptances.  They stay in touch, and I feel the worry and joy right along with them.  And guess what happens?  They are accepted into the … Continue reading

Posted in books, Early Education, Jim Trelease, reading, reading aloud, Teaching young children | Tagged , , , , , , | 76 Comments

Children’s Literature in Massachusetts

Nerdy Book Club Thank you to Beth of this wonderful blog, Nerdy Book Club, for sharing Lesley Burnap’s post on a KidLit visit to Massachusetts, and the top ten places to go. About Nerdy Book Awards » Posts » The … Continue reading

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An Art Museum For Book Lovers

Thank you, Sally, for sharing this popular post from my archives.  As I await WordPress to fix the reblog button issue, I’m using Press This for the first time.  Happy reading! via Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – An Art … Continue reading

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Then and Now

I was invited to a high school hockey game by one of my former preschoolers.  Lucky me, and what a special treat.  She’s on the team.  It turns out that the hockey team has many more of my preschoolers. Look … Continue reading

Posted in Expressing words and feelings, Giving thanks, history, Kindness, Love, self esteem, Student alumni, Teaching young children | Tagged , , , , , | 48 Comments

A Play Performance

A play performance with preschoolers?  Where children pick parts, make props, and decide on what to say?  You bet.  Instead of telling children what to do, I ask them what they want to do. That’s empowering. We learned about the Southwest, … Continue reading

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Quotations on Reading

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
( “And reading itself is an amazing activity: You glance at a thin, flat object made from a tree…and the voice of the author begins to speak inside your head. (Hello!)”…

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Perhaps it was the ice storm that left the playground like a skating rink nestled among trees.  Or perhaps it was the freezing temperatures day after day, because we have not been outside at school.  Whatever the reason, today was … Continue reading

Posted in behavior, children's books, Early Education, Expressing words and feelings, Kindness, picture books, Teaching young children | Tagged , , , , | 73 Comments