Monthly Archives: March 2022

Keep Smiling and Stay Warm – Olaf!

March is going out like a lion, not a lamb. Here’s how to keep smiling and stay warm on the playground at school: Thank goodness for my Olaf hat! Jennie

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The Compass Rose

                                  “Jennie, what’s that? Those three words are music to my ears, because it means there will be a new journey to discovery.  When … Continue reading

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Friday John Ku – AKA – TGIF Fri Yay/Good News

Originally posted on Fiction Favorites:
Today’s story comes from the Good News Network. Here it is in its entirety. Strangers are Leaving Strollers, Diapers, and Toys at the Border for Ukrainian Refugee Moms Photo courtesy of GMA An image recently…

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More Music and Art – and Why I Teach

Music has been a great inspiration, and children have truly created wonderful works of art. When I think of classical music inspiring children I immediately think of the renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma playing for Mr. Rogers. This video clip speaks … Continue reading

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Music Inspires Art

Children are painting in earnest, working on their own masterpieces, preparing for our annual Art Show.  We have studied Van Gogh, Picasso, Kandinsky, Monet and Matisse.  The range of art is as diverse as the interests of the children.  That’s … Continue reading

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Mystery Missing Photo

Some bloggers were not able to see the photo of Gloria’s last journal entry (over two years ago) in my recent blog post.  She went to Disney on Ice and to Gymnastics!  Gee, I wish I had her social schedule.  … Continue reading

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Things Happen in Threes

Things certainly do happen in threes.  This week: 1)   The mask mandate at school was lifted. 2)  Gloria will now be allowed to go home with children for weekend visits.  Her last visit was two years ago.  This is her … Continue reading

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Naughty Gloria and Lucky the Leprechaun

This is how I found Gloria when I arrived at school this morning. I was shocked.  She was laughing.  I was not amused. The children couldn’t believe their eyes when they walked into the classroom.  Actually, they were excited after … Continue reading

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Four Seasons of the Wishtree – Photos Framed

At last, photos of our Wishtree in every season are framed and gifted to school. Spring was the beginning.  The wishes are bright and new against a bare tree. Summer’s deep foliage cannot hide the wishes. Fall’s colors are beautiful, … Continue reading

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Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. ~ Amelia Barr ~ ___________

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