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Teaching Kindergarten: The Daily News

The first time I ever shut the classroom door and turned to my students on that first day of school, that first minute, I had a brief panic-filled thought. What do I do now?!? How do I start this?!? After a … Continue reading

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A Tree for Zacchaeus

In the city of Jericho, there was a very unliked man. He was unfair, unjust, and….un-tall (okay, that’s not a word…he was short). His name was Zacchaeus. We find his story in the Bible, in Luke 19. In the time that … Continue reading

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Paperless Post for the Win!

So, my life can get pretty crazy, pretty quickly. Like, instantly. Between a schedule full of sports, two backpacks full of stress, and a family and church life, my days don’t have lots of seconds left for extra things. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Someone Became A Reader Today

Someone became a reader today. On his mother’s lap, with his favorite book. A book whose cover is worn by many bedtime stories and look-throughs. He loves the colors, and he loves the pictures, and he loves the story. He … Continue reading

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If You Give A Teacher A Class List

If you give a teacher her class list, she’s going to want some mailing addresses to go with it. So she’ll dig through mounds of registration forms to find “her kids” and write each address. Seeing all those addresses will … Continue reading

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Everyone Falls

“You haven’t ridden your bike in weeks.” “I’m no good at riding my bike. I keep falling off.” My son’s big brown eyes asked me to let it go, to not make him try again. “But everybody falls. You’re not … Continue reading

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Our Classroom Door

I am not a decorator. I repeat, I am not a decorator! Any good-looking thing in my house is credited to my sisters, who tell me where to put things and how to arrange. Because I am not a decorator. … Continue reading

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