Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Miracle of Reading

Originally posted on Myths of the Mirror:
pixabay I had another post prepared for today… but then a miracle happened… I showed up at Tornado Boy’s house for two days of “Grammy Time.” Kindergarten doesn’t kick off until Tuesday and…

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School, Yesterday and Today

Yesterday:  The classroom is a disaster.  So much to do.  Overwhelming.  How will I ever be ready? Today: Lookin’ good! Tomorrow:  Children!  I can’t wait. ❤️ Jennie

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Quotations on Books

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://pixabay.com) “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”                                                                  Marcus Tullius Cicero (https://en.wikipedia.org) “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”                                                                  Stephen King ? “Books are the lifeblood…

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Smorgasbord End of Summer Party – #Music Requests from Rob Goldstein, Victoria Zigler, Jemima Pett, Luna Saint Claire and Jennie Fitzkee

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Unfortunately there was not the space or time to play all of the guest requests at the four meals over the weekend but I promised to do so during the week. Here were the…

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The Explanation of Life

Originally posted on Good Time Stories:
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com What is the meaning of life? For thousands and thousands of years, there has been an untold number of scientists and people who have attempted to explain the true…

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Picture Books

The school year is beginning, and I turn to the most important thing I do in teaching – reading aloud.  This is an earlier post that explodes with many picture books I discovered, and how they became the golden key. … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Teachers

Dear Teachers, As you start your new school year there is one word that will get you through the uncertainty and the worry.  It’s the same word that is the heart of educating.  That word is ‘joy’.  No, it’s not … Continue reading

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