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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The perfect picture! Thank you, Paul Militaru.

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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.

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“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?

From a Head of School in England with 36 years in education. 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 … Continue reading

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

Respect is fundamental, and the root of how we grow. Lack of respect appears to be far too common and is eating away at the culture of humanity. I am all too aware of how behaviors have far reaching effects, … Continue reading

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another july.

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