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Got Milk?

A few years back, my friend Edvique, started collecting Got Milk? ads.  I don’t know if her initial reason behind the idea was to encourage one of her children to drink milk but whatever the reason, they ended up with … Continue reading

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The Soapbox Speech

Ok, where is it?  My soapbox, the  high one, where is it?  It is time for my annual soapbox speech and I need to be prepared! The new school year is about to begin.  Back to School Night is here. … 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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Stop, Look and Learn

I heard an interesting comment on the John Tesh Show the other day……..a child’s vocabulary, when they enter kindergarten, is an indicator of how well they will succeed in school. Simply said, this means children need experiences to introduce them … 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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It’s Still Greek

I love baby babble.  It’s just so darn cute.  You can’t help but get caught up in it and babble back.  I think the cutest sight is to see a baby with a book, babbling away, patting the book and … Continue reading

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Don’t Break The Table!

I have a confession to make.  When I had my first child I thought she was the cutest, smartest child ever!  So when she went to kindergarten I had all the confidence in the world that everything would be just … Continue reading

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