Category Archives: Early Education

Gloria at the Super Bowl Parade

Families understand Gloria and include her in their lives. She went to the big Patriots Super Bowl parade in downtown Boston! Gloria makes a difference outside of the walls of the classroom, too. Thank you, Gloria. Jennie

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The Mentor – From Classroom, to Blogging, and To Gloria

Many years ago an outstanding consultant, Marcia Hebert, came into school to help teachers with their classrooms and environment.  We were all so focused on the children that the classroom itself was often overlooked.  Teachers weren’t seeing  their rooms through … Continue reading

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A Day With Gloria

Gloria had quite the day today.  Sometimes life can start out just terrible, and take many turns along the way.  After today, Gloria knows that all too well. Children were in the Big Room doing music and movement.  I was … Continue reading

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Superheroes

Superheroes showed up at school today. Captain America and Wonder Woman.  And a Ninja.  But the children told me a Ninja isn’t really a Superhero.  Aren’t they smart! Superheroes are far more than heroes with super powers.  They give children … Continue reading

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More Than Reading Aloud – SSR

Penguin Books, The Read-Aloud Handbook, 2013 It is a given that I read aloud to children multiple times a day.  I know, and you know, that it makes a difference.  In this blog post, I will address more than reading … Continue reading

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Library Book Bears… and Bob

Book Bears is my library reading group.  These second and third graders read a book each month, and we have a discussion about the book.  We talk about everything.  Everything! Let me tell you, this group is terrific.  Everyone is … Continue reading

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‘Gloria’ Works Wonders

Some days just aren’t the best days.  Children feel that, too.  When everything seems to fall apart, there is Gloria.  She is the quiet one, the savior.  She listens to children and gets hugged – constantly.  She lives on the … Continue reading

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