Monthly Archives: May 2018

A Joy Story!

Got four minutes?  Want to see one of the greatest clips of real joy?  I mean real.  Grab a seat.  En-joy! Thank you to Inga, my fellow teacher.  She is a magician because she finds these things that are the … Continue reading

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A Memorial Day Remembrance

We have a Memory Garden at school on the playground, and it is oh so lovely. Children often stop to look, or just “be”.  Somehow they understand that it is a special place. Classroom pets who have died are buried … Continue reading

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Get Caught Reading

Get caught reading! Jennie

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Guest Readers

 Guest Readers. Superheroes. They remember books, stories, and chapter reading in my classroom. Children return. Every year. They love to read. Thank you, Emma and Liam. “The more that you read the more things you will know.  The more that … Continue reading

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Teaching Patriotism and Singing Books, Part II

This repost is far too important, and the perfect Part II to the patriotic books I read and sing in my classroom.   Here is a close-up of  “the best of the best.” Every year I make our country’s National … Continue reading

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Teaching Patriotism Begins With Singing

Today is Armed Forces Day. Teaching patriotism is something I do in my classroom, and I do it frequently. It is rarely a planned activity; it just happens.  Much like teaching kindness or giving, or even bravery, the learning comes from doing. … Continue reading

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Quotations on Thinking

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://pixabay.com) “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”                                                                         Albert Einstein (https://pixabay.com) “Judge a man by his…

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