Monthly Archives: March 2019

Art and Music and Italy – Part 3

In Part 1, children began to learn about Italy through maps and a big atlas. First we ‘travelled’, then we learned fun facts (pretzels were invented in Italy, pasta was not).  We learned that opera is from Italy, and children … Continue reading

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Magic In Books — Quotations

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://en.wikipedia.org) “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”                                                                  Stephen King (https://commons.wikimedia.org) “I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen…

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Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
I take it that what all men are really after is some form of, perhaps only some formula of, peace. ~ Joseph Conrad ~ __________

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Best Job Ever

Friday was a rainy day.  I played the autoharp, and children sang and danced their hearts out.  I love rainy days.  I love music.  More importantly, children love music.  A child came up to me in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Children’s Questions and a Serenade

I finished reading aloud the chapter book, The Story of Doctor Dolittle.  This is a favorite book with children, and I discourage watching the movie which makes silliness out of an excellent story. The animals are the characters, each with … Continue reading

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Quotations on Diversity–Revisited

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://en.wikipedia.org) ? “It is never too late to give up your prejudices”                                                             Henry David Thoreau ? (https://pixabay.com) “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the…

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Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard. ~ Anne Sexton ~ _________

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