Monthly Archives: November 2021

Perseverance + Kindness = My New Hero

You never know when you’ll meet a hero.  On our Thanksgiving trip to see family, we stopped at an Applebee’s for dinner.  The server was delightful.  Her name is Heaven (really), and she certainly lives up to that name.  But, … Continue reading

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Terrific Children’s Books – #2

I don’t often buy a book, but when one is hands-down terrific, I must have it.  In #1 I reviewed “The Rabbit Listened” by Cori Doerrfeld. Here is #2, a story of friendship, and what happens when there is a catastrophe.  Can … Continue reading

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A Few Quotations on Books

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://en.wikipedia.org) “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”                              Marcus Tullius Cicero (https://en.wikipedia.org) “Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each…

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Terrific Children’s Books – #1

Looking ahead to Christmas and gift giving, books are always a timeless and welcome gift.  I have found a few excellent books which I want to share with you.  I had to buy them, as they’re that good.  Children in … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving May you enjoy friends, family, and be thankful. Count your blessings and give to others. Carry the spirit of Thanksgiving, always.

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November

November arrives with glorious color, splendor in the leaves on trees. The colors that began to flame in October are finally brilliant, vibrant when November comes calling. There are days of balmy temperatures and warm breezes. November is saying come … Continue reading

Posted in Death and dying, Dogs, Early Education, Expressing words and feelings, Inspiration, Love, Mother Nature, Nature, wonder | Tagged , , , , , | 72 Comments

A Day at the Eric Carle Museum

There is always something new at the Carle. I say this all the time, because it’s true.  Every visit there is ‘something’ that floors me – sets me off like a sparkler. Marc Brown, author of the beloved “Arthur” books … Continue reading

Posted in art, Author interview, Book Review, books, children's books, Early Education, Eric Carle, Expressing words and feelings, Giving thanks, Inspiration, literacy, museums, picture books, reading, reading aloud, reading aloud, Teaching young children, The Arts | Tagged , , , , , | 60 Comments

Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2021 – #Potluck – #Nursery Rhyme – Humpty Dumpty – What Happened After His Fall? – Jennie Fitzkee

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Since this series began in January 2018 there have been over 1100 Posts from Your Archives where bloggers have taken the opportunity to share posts to a new audience… mine. The topics have ranged…

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2021 – #Potluck – #Reading Aloud & Reading – There’s a Big Difference – Jennie Fitzkee

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Since this series began in January 2018 there have been over 1100 Posts from Your Archives where bloggers have taken the opportunity to share posts to a new audience… mine. The topics have ranged…

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Sam and Alex, Then and Now

When children return to school to visit, it is always a treat for teachers.  When children return to give back, it becomes a whole new chapter.  I am the one filled with wonder, the children are just eager. Sam and … Continue reading

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