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Report Card Day in the Paperless World

Top 5 reasons I hate digital report cards: 1. Children aren’t handed a report card…..what is the fun in that?  Report card day used to be an important day. The anticipation of receiving it, the anticipation of opening it and … Continue reading

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If It Was Only Colder Snow

Living in the south, where it sometimes is warm enough to wear shorts in December, makes it hard for a midwestern girl to realize that winter is approching.  Today, however, has me dreaming of a white Christmas.  Today is misty … Continue reading

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Stop, Look and Listen

Back in the day when I was a kindergarten teacher, parents of young children would want to know what skills their child should have before going to kindergarten.  They were always a bit surprised at my answer. The number one … Continue reading

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Chatter Box

Constant chatter can be quite annoying especially if you are you are trying to accomplish something that requires concentration.  Then, chatter just gets on your nerves! But if you’re a young child, chatter is a good thing and its never … Continue reading

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Brain Overload

Do you ever have times when you have been given so much information, been asked so many questions and been given so many tasks to accomplish that your brain is just a scrambled mess and you just can’t think anymore? … Continue reading

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EarthKeeping 101

This week I will teach my class how to help keep the earth healthy.  Not surprised?  Of course you aren’t ……Friday is Earth Day.  It hit me last weekend… Earth Day is next week…..don’t forget to get out the Earth … Continue reading

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I Am Not A Fan, I Am

Confession time…..I am a teacher and I am not a fan of Dr. Seuss.  No one ever gave me a book!  I didn’t grow up with Dr. Seuss and I just never learned to love him.  But I do appreciate … Continue reading

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Start Talking

Babies and young children need a language rich environment.  They need you to talk to them.  They need you to also talk with them.  They start learning to read by sharing books. Book Smart,  Top to Bottom, Drama, Drama, Drama! and … Continue reading

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Sneaky Leprechauns

There are two reasons I like Saint Patrick’s Day.  I was a huge fan of “The Borrowers” growing up and Leprechauns fit nicely with my visions of magical, little people.  The other reason is because it is one of those … Continue reading

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Listen to the Teacher

My son has almost the same birthdate as my daughter, minus 24 hours and 6 minutes.  Even though they are 4 years apart in age, they are 5 years apart in school.  She was the newly 5 year old when … Continue reading

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