Monthly Archives: January 2019


Superheroes showed up at school today. Captain America and Wonder Woman.  And a Ninja.  But the children told me a Ninja isn’t really a Superhero.  Aren’t they smart! Superheroes are far more than heroes with super powers.  They give children … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Paul Militaru:
The perfect picture! Thank you, Paul Militaru. Paul Militaru View original post

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More Than Reading Aloud – SSR

Penguin Books, The Read-Aloud Handbook, 2013 It is a given that I read aloud to children multiple times a day.  I know, and you know, that it makes a difference.  In this blog post, I will address more than reading … Continue reading

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see the song.

Originally posted on I didn't have my glasses on….:
“when it’s cold you can see the song.” — the bird appears to be sending smoke signals as it braves sub-zero temperatures in a park in the city of petrozavodsk,…

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Do You See What I See?

A long day at work.  Children are sick, and I am, too. I pull out my well-used tissue before getting ready for bed. What a joy! I see a dinosaur.  I see a seahorse.  I see a big smile.  I … Continue reading

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Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And His Wisdom

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “Courage is an inner resolution to go forward…

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The Poet’s Dog

As winter is upon us, I am once again drawn to the best book, The Poet’s Dog.  Fall in love with a dog, a poet, and children- magnificently written, through the voice of the dog.  A winter storm has arrived … Continue reading

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What is the perfect education?

Originally posted on Opher's World:
a. The Setting Education should take place in a setting that is friendly, warm, secure, safe and beautiful. The building and rooms should be cheerful, artistically interesting and full of stimulation. The grounds should…

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Something to Think About – The R’s of Life – #Respect in our modern world by Sally Cronin

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
In January 2016 I began a series that I was intending to publish as a book but since it has been languishing… I have decided to re-run since it is three years since it…

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another july.

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I didn't have my glasses on…. View original post

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