Monthly Archives: September 2020

Smorgasbord Reblog – #Pre-School Nature is the Greatest Teacher for Children by Jennie Fitzkee

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Jennie Fitzkee is back at school and shares how valuable it is for children to spend time outside exploring nature and discovering new things for themselves.. Head over to the post to read the…

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Originally posted on fraggle:
“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence”. —Denis Waitley Teesdale, UK 2012 “A person’s a person, no matter how small”. — Dr. Seuss…

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The Student’s Letter…and More

Roshan visiting four years ago. I am always surprised when I hear from a former student.  This letter from Roshan made my day: Dear Ms. Jennie, How are you doing? This is Roshan. I am currently in 12th grade this … Continue reading

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Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ _____________

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Nature is the Greatest Teacher for Children

Covid-19 has actually made teachers rethink how to best teach young children.  At school, we decided that spending more time outside is better for children.  We teachers all know the benefits of nature, yet the demands of what children need … Continue reading

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The Crossing Guard Chronicles: ‘Change Is The Only Constant’ *

Originally posted on S'amusing:
* The credit for this quote goes to a Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, who lived around 500 BC. He believed that permanence does not exist, everything is in a state of ‘change’. Heraclitus was right, I…

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Smorgasbord Children’s Cafe and Bookstore – Share your Children’s book reviews – #PictureBooks with Jennie Fitzkee

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the new series where you can share your reviews for any children’s books you have read recently and posted on your blog, Amazon, Goodreads or any other online bookstore. If you would…

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Books, Reading, and Puzzles

I can’t say enough to the families of the children I teach, about books and reading. The more they know and understand, the better it is for their child. This is a newsletter I sent to families yesterday: Hi Families, … Continue reading

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Happy National Read a Book Day!

Originally posted on By Hook Or By Book:
Today I begin the wonderful journey of reading aloud “Charlotte’s Web” to my class. These quotations bring to life the passion and importance and learning that happens when reading books. By Hook Or By Book View original post

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Small Town America – Labor Day

This is my town. Small town America. Flags fly on Labor Day. This Labor Day is so important to thank all those who have labored for us, especially firefighters, first responders, police officers, military, teachers, doctors and nurses. I cannot imagine … Continue reading

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