Monthly Archives: May 2020

The Crossing Guard Chronicles: Oh, What We’ve Missed…

Originally posted on S'amusing:
“Today, April 30, 1789, is a big day in American history. It happened in New York City and was the first of its kind. Do you know what it is?” * This would have been…

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Please Honor Memorial Day

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://pixabay.com) I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend, but I also hope you remember why this holiday exists.  The word “holiday” comes from “holy day,” and the remembrance of…

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“Blue Sky, White Stars”, the New Book about America and our Flag

How do you teach children about America – past and also present? How do you teach about our flag? How do you smile a deep down smile, with childhood memories? How and what do you you remember? Blue Sky, White … Continue reading

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Children and “The Star-Spangled Banner” – Including a Video

This is a repost, and I have included a video of me reading aloud this important book, singing the words, and talking about our American flag and National Anthem. Bringing our National Anthem to Life Few books have the power … Continue reading

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HELLO! Remember Me?

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
Tomorrow is 1 May, the start of Military Appreciation Month.  I thought it appropriate to remind some about the flag they fly under and why…… Some call me Old Glory, others call me the Star…

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Music and Beauty

“The Hills are Alive With the Sound of Music.” Music fills the soul. When atop a hill, on a farm, surrounded by the glory of nature as far as the eye can see, all is good. Jennie

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My 70th Birthday

There were the many cards and the emails, texts and phone calls, to wish me a happy birthday today.  70 is weird, because when I was young 70 was old, and I’m still the queen of rock and roll (at … Continue reading

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Quotations on Perseverance

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
In these difficult times when many are feeling great stress and fear, please do not be upset about inconvenience. I hope a few quotations might be useful. (www.pixabay.com) “Courage is not…

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Making Picture Books Come Alive – With Props at Home

How to Expand Literacy and Reading Picture Books When You are Quarantined at Home One of the mainstays of teaching children is reading aloud books.  Why?  Children are drawn to stories.  They love hearing the words, and for good reason.  … Continue reading

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Little Things are Really Big Things

In difficult times, like now, the little things we do for others become most important. They’re really the big things. Yet, it has always been this way. Perhaps we never had the time to truly appreciate those little moments. Now … Continue reading

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