Monthly Archives: December 2018

Poetic Multiplication Table

Originally posted on Words in the Light:
“He says no with his head but he says yes with his heart he says yes to what he loves he says no to the teacher …”  (Jacques Prévert, The Dunce) ~ one…

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Holiday Delight – One Child

A holiday Open House tonight, hosted by my fellow teacher. In walked one of my favorite students, along with her parents. And the world stopped. All the people seemed to disappear so we could play. And we did. Happy New … Continue reading

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Hector Fox and the Giant Quest

Hector Fox and the Giant Quest I have been teaching preschool for thirty-five years.  I’m the guru of picture books at school.  Frankly I’m picky, and I know a good book when I read one.  Hector Fox and the Giant … Continue reading

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Holiday wishes and inspiring teaching videos 2018 – Readilearn

Originally posted on Norah Colvin:
Holiday wishes As the holiday season draws nigh, I wish you and your loved ones a very happy and safe holiday season. May you have time to relax, refresh, rejuvenate and, most of all, have…

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Blessings Tonight

Tonight Christmas Eve in all its glory. Right in my backyard. I am blessed. Jennie

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Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
Christmas Eve Blessings …

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Do You See What I See?

And what to my wondering eyes should appear, Books, a tree with lights, a photo with grandchildren, a candle, and my favorite quote by Maya Angelou, my mantra, my rally: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what … Continue reading

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Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ~ Robert Brault ~ _____________

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The Best Children’s Christmas Books

I want to share with you my favorite Christmas books.  I love books, and I love reading to children.  After a gazillion years, these are the ‘tried and true’, stories that children love. Me, too! Grab tissues, laughter, and wonder, … Continue reading

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Quotations from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
( “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, benevolence, were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in…

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