Tag Archives: Paige Givens

The Crayon Bucket

In my classroom, we have this bucket. We call it the crayon bucket. Its job is to hold two kinds of crayons: the broken ones and the forgotten ones. When I started teaching it didn’t take me long to figure … Continue reading

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The Part that You Don’t Want to Read Out Loud

Remember when you were in grade school and your teacher did the dreaded Popcorn Reading fiasco? The one that was supposed to be a “better practice” than Round Robin reading? Oh, the lovely basal readers. I can still remember the … Continue reading

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I Saw the Cross of Jesus

I saw the cross of Jesus, when burdened with my sin; I sought the cross of Jesus, to give me peace within; I brought my soul to Jesus, He cleansed it in His blood; And in the cross of Jesus … Continue reading

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The God Who Makes All Things New: A Song

“The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning.” Lamentations 3:23 The God Who Makes All Things New                                   … Continue reading

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Teachers Say The Craziest Things

You know, kids say crazy stuff. They do crazy stuff. And those of us who spend most of our days around them end up saying and doing crazy things ourselves. When a teacher is “in the moment,” sometimes words come … Continue reading

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2017: When the New Wears Off

It’s a new year! Such a great time for starting fresh. Many are working on fitness and health, work goals, house (and life) organization, and personal growth. But for every person who looks forward to the new season with a … Continue reading

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Mary’s Treasure

 “7 And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch … Continue reading

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