Monthly Archives: March 2021

Picture Perfect

Seeing your favorite robot on the TV show ’60 Minutes’. “It’s Atlas!” A picture is worth a thousand words. Thank you Boston Dynamics! You make building robots cool. Even to my preschoolers. Jennie

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Robots! Part 2

    Back in January, I stumbled across a video of dancing robots, from Boston Dynamics.  Not only did the children in my classroom fall in love with robots and music, they have since then begged to watch this video … Continue reading

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Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun’s out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within. ~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross ~…

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Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Monday 22nd March 2021 – #Interview Robbie Cheadle and Ritu Bhathal, #Peeves Leon Stevens, #Wishes Jennie Fitzkee

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
A small selection of posts I have enjoyed in the last few days… if you are an author in the Cafe and Bookstore and have a book on offer or planned to be on…

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Hope, and a Wish Tree

This is a year of Hope.  Children need it.   Adults need it.  When they find Hope, it carries them along.  Far.  Wish Trees are beacons of hope, where people give their most important and sacred wishes.  They have been … Continue reading

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Gloria Enjoying St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Gloria! Jennie

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Humpty Dumpty – What Happened After His Fall?

“All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again.” So, what  really happened to Humpty after his fall? “After the Fall” by Dan Santat tells the story.  It is one of the most innovative children’s … Continue reading

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At the end of the road on my way home from work this is what I see. A silhouette against the setting sun. Dark against light. A daily reminder of life and hope. There is always hope. Always. Jennie

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Another Spectacular Book by Melissa Sweet

Originally posted on Dayne Sislen Children's Book Illustration:
A book review though an illustrator’s eyes by Dayne Sislen My last post was a book review of the fun book, BALLOONS OVER BROADWAY, also by Melissa Sweet. On that post,…

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Read Across America Day ~ 2021

Originally posted on By Hook Or By Book:
Stories never really end…even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories always go on. They don’t end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page.…

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