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Teaching Kindergarten: 6 Ways To Promote Great Writing

It’s an amazing blessing to have a front row seat to the transformation that takes place in a kindergarten student’s communication skills. Some come to the classroom with very few words in their spoken vocabularies and leave for first grade … 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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To the Christian Teacher in a Public School

How many times have you heard the term (or one similar) “They’ve taken God out of public schools!”? I’ve heard it many, many times but so far it has failed to worry me. Don’t get me wrong, it saddens me that … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Every Mile

A group from our church left this morning on a mission trip to Belize. Last night at our weekly prayer meeting, we gathered around them and stretched our hands towards them and prayed. We prayed for safety. We prayed for … Continue reading

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Share Jesus Without Fear

When I was little, I always said that  I wanted to be a teacher or a missionary someday. I think that God, in His wonderful lovingkindness, has allowed me to be both. You see, as a girl, I thought that … Continue reading

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