Monthly Archives: February 2019

The Wisdom of Mister Rogers – Part 1

I had the good fortune to watch Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on television with my children in the 80’s.  I also had the good fortune to hear Fred Rogers speak at a national teacher’s conference in the 90’s.  He was a … Continue reading

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Who Are Some of Your Favorite Fantasy Writers?

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
I thought I would continue this series on favorite writers by asking specifically about Fantasy today. I have addressed Speculative and Science-fiction writers, but now let us consider those we love…

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The Importance of Reading Chapter Books by guest blogger Jennie

Originally posted on Darlene Foster's Blog:
I follow the blog of pre-school teacher Jennie Fitkzee at A Teacher’s Reflections. Jennie is an amazing teacher who truly loves her job and shares her 30-year teaching experiences with her readers. In…

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Happy Presidents Day


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Talking Death and Dying with Children – Part 3

In Part 2, I talked about the dreaded “D” words – death and dying – that teachers and parents fear.  I introduced a gentle and friendly book, City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems, that may be helpful in starting a … Continue reading

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Originally posted on I didn't have my glasses on….:
“if you see with innocent eyes, everything is divine.” -federico fellini

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day. Love, Jennie

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