Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Playground at Night

Light and Dark on the Playground In the dark and cold of December Children see new things The dark gives light and beauty To the starkness And when children return in the morning Blues and whites appear Colors that were … Continue reading

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A Story of Reading Aloud

Author Kate DiCamillo tells a childhood story of her teacher reading aloud, when she was in second grade.  It is powerful.  She remembers every detail… including the class bully. “It’s 1972, and I’m 8 years old and in second grade … Continue reading

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Quotations on Gratitude

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
( “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”                                                                               Marcel Proust ? ( “When we give cheerfully…

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Thanksgiving Travel – Bridges and Gold

“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” –E.B. White- Traveling across the new Tapen Zee Bridge in New York Opened wide a doorway to new adventures.  Bridges do that.  The sky was excited.  I felt it, too. … Continue reading

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The New Erma Bombeck

Barb Taub is hilarious.  Laugh out loud, tears streaming down your face hilarious.  She is today’s version of the Erma Bombeck of the ‘60’s and 70’s (The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank, and If Life Is A … Continue reading

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Two Preschool Generations

Thirty years ago Nurse Eamonn was in my preschool class.  He was adorable (but don’t tell him I said that.)  In high school he did his internship in my classroom.  Ah, he had the touch.  I knew there was a … Continue reading

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#Thought for the Day…

Originally posted on Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie:

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A Boy and Robots

Rylan is the boy who loves reading.  He is part of my library read-aloud group, a big part.  That’s because he listens with his heart, and his mind.  His body tells me so.  Rylan’s eyes are glued to me, and … Continue reading

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How To Help Your Children Love Books

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
As the wee one is now at an age when she’s starting to read, I have been wondering how I can help her enjoy reading. Recently, I came across a two-part post by Jennie,…

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Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
Helen Keller I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. ~ Helen Keller ~ ___________

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