Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Laundry Chute

     The clothes shoot has finally gone and done it …eaten more than it could chew.    It has always had more of an appetite than it had room allowed but now it has gone and gorged itself.   … Continue reading

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Who Doesn’t Love Mud?

     “We will be having outdoor recess this morning boys and girls but please use your best judgement regarding the mud on the playground,” our principal announced over the intercom.  I peered out the window.  Dirty remnants of snow … Continue reading

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Conferences are done…

Conferences are done for another year.  My full mind releases gradually as the evening unfolds.  My breathing slows.  I stop biting the side of my tongue, change into fleece, and sit down to a yummy lassagne dinner prepared by a … Continue reading

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Pajama Day

     What is there about young children in pajamas that makes them so endearing?  I watched as my students bounced into the classroom, flanneled, robed, and slippered.  They looked so much smaller and even my most impish of friends … Continue reading

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Handwritten

     My favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon is to read the New York Times Book Review.  I read it from first page to last, articles, reviews, advertisements, and commentary.  Today while reading, a recommendation listed under … Continue reading

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The smell of garlic and onions always brings my family to the kitchen.  It makes me smile as this is an  early stage to whatever I am preparing.  It always draws them in.   Tonight it was a  spaghetti sauce … Continue reading

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Dedicated to my Teacher

      March conferences in first grade allow us the opportunity to really “show off ” the growth of our students.  There was one child’s work in particular, that I was especially looking forward to displaying .  Charlie, my most hesitant writer in September, was now … Continue reading

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Ready to Introduce…

       If you are like me, this is the speaker you have been waiting for all year.  I was so excited when Martha asked me to introduce Penny Kittle and after I agreed I spent time thinking about … Continue reading

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The Comedian

     I recognized her on stage today. It would have been hard to guess 16 years ago when Mal was in first grade that she would grow up to become a comedian. As she pranced about the stage growling … Continue reading

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Coffee Bliss

  I awoke  for the second morning at my hotel in the small college town of Oberlin, Ohio. It would be impossible to begin the day again with hotel , restaurant coffee. Peeking out of the rubber curtains I saw … Continue reading

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