Tag Archives: writing

Thank You Mrs. Johnson

Fifth grade was the hardest year of my school experience. I struggled academically. I worried socially. I went on an emotional roller coaster daily. Until fifth grade, I had made good grades without really having to study too hard and … Continue reading

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What if You Had to Vote for Moses?

“There’s no one to vote for.” I’ve heard it over and over. I’ve even said it a few times. “There’s no good choice for our next President. What are we going to do?” I admit, I have moments when I … Continue reading

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Bloom Right Where You Are!

When it comes to gardening, I don’t have a green thumb. As a matter of fact, I don’t have any kind of thumb or knack for gardening! I’ve tried my hand at many kinds of plants over the years, and what … Continue reading

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Sincerely, Your Little One’s Teacher

It’s getting closer and closer. The back-to-school ads have started appearing. The school supply lists have exploded in the front of Walmart. The backpacks have gone on sale. Your friends are squeezing in one last quick trip to the beach … Continue reading

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About That Difficult Child…

They kick. They hit. They talk back. They yell at you. They stomp their feet, cross their arms, and refuse to budge. They destroy school property. They are not nice to the kids around them. They are difficult. I’m not … Continue reading

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Teaching Kindergarten: 6 Ways To Promote Great Writing

It’s summer, and what am I thinking about? Kindergarten…one of my loves! Summer is a great time for teachers to rest, rejuvinate, and reflect on what makes their classrooms the best place for learning and growing. Lately, I’ve been doing … Continue reading

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Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior

I have issues, okay? And if we’re all going to be totally honest, every person reading this could testify to personal issues as well. Sometimes they lie buried, unnoticed for years and years. We may feel a slight inkling of them … Continue reading

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