Category Archives: Inspiration

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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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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Do You See What I See?

A long day at work.  Children are sick, and I am, too. I pull out my well-used tissue before getting ready for bed. What a joy! I see a dinosaur.  I see a seahorse.  I see a big smile.  I … 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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A Little Free Library

A woman in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho had to have a diseased tree removed, so she had them leave enough of the stump to build a free library.

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The ‘Morning Star’

Originally posted on S'amusing:
Photo of planet Venus (tiny spec) above town high school 12/20/18 The students and I have been fortunate to have the planet Venus looking down at us as we make our way to school, or,…

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