Monthly Archives: October 2021

Pink Baby Shark

Pink Baby Shark arrived at our back door. She was trick-or-treating for the very first time. And she came here. Mom and Dad are looking on. Hubby is in the doorway. Everyone is smiling. This is precious.  Never forget the … Continue reading

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Halloween at School

Instead of Halloween costumes at school, which can be scary for many children, we wear pajamas.  Teachers, too! We have a “Day in the Dark” with flashlights, glow sticks, black playdoh, and Lite Brite. We made Jack-O-Lanterns out of paper … Continue reading

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1,000 Blog Posts

What a big surprise! 1,000 POSTS Congratulations on writing 1000 posts on A Teacher’s Reflections!

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E.B. White Book Signing

This weekend was special for me. E.B. White’s grandniece hosted a book signing. She signed my two copies of “Charlotte’s Web”.   Her first edition copy, gifted to her by E.B (Uncle Andy) was on display. Also on display was … Continue reading

Posted in books, children's books, Death and dying, E.B. White, Expressing words and feelings, Inspiration, reading, reading aloud, Writing | Tagged , , , | 74 Comments

Jennie Fitzkee—Teacher of Teachers

Originally posted on Pete Springer:
Jennie Fitzkee—Preschool Teacher One of the unexpected blessings of starting a blog has been interacting with people globally with whom I would have never otherwise crossed paths. ?After I had written my book for new…

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Reading Aloud – a Trilogy.

I love this cartoon. A child sees the sign in the library “Read To Them!  They’ll Remember Forever.” She joins story time at the library. The librarian is reading, “Stories For Children.” The child then reads aloud to her stuffed … Continue reading

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Gloria – Today

Gloria is an important member of the Aqua Room… well, that’s an understatement.  Every year she is ‘the one’.  Somehow she brings more kindness and understanding to children than anyone does.  She’s been around for over twenty years.  Today was … Continue reading

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Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. ~ Anne Frank ~ ___________

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Weekly Wisdom 12 October

Originally posted on MiddleMe:
Thank you, Kally! Fairy Tales have withstood the test of time, which is a testament to hope. Yes, hope springs eternal. MiddleMe View original post

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The Flights To and From LA – Book Stories

My flight to LA to appear on the Kelly Clarkson Show was packed.  I was in the three-seat section along with a nice young couple.  After a few hours in the air, it was apparent that she was pregnant.  He … Continue reading

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