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Talking with Letters

 

 

Talking with Letters

The night my blog was named…

It was between winter and spring. Day had ended. The evening was becoming...

Forever

I read that passage again, and then I wrote a poem. . . . a Skinny because fewer words seemed best and some words needed repeating.

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Trellised

an untrellised cucumber Isn't it amazing how being a teacher permeates everything we do and think? At least it does for me. Who but a teacher would think of the classroom when looking at a gardening post? And I'm not talking about a science project either. Garden...

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Kites

Today is National Kite-Flying Day. That's what I just read. Hmmm... I've always associated kites with March winds. I wonder? And... last night I watched "Kite Runner." I wonder now, was it scheduled to coincide with this special kite day? Intrigued, I searched and...

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Crafting a Sentence

I was just finishing lunch when a message from a fourth grade class via their teacher lit up the screen on my phone. Figure 1 Anyone who knows me, knows what I immediately did. Here is the snapshot of my notes that I texted back. Figure 2 In my opinion, the sentence ....

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Scope and Sequence

Some have asked for my original Scope and Sequence -- the one I developed to use when I wrote the Johnny Can Spell and Write Lesson Planner Series.  Here it is:   Alice-Nine_Scope-Sequence  

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High-Sailing Hawks

Journal Entry. August 1. Yesterday--that would be the last day of July--my fourteen-year-old, over-six-foot-tall grandson and I were deadheading my very tall rose bush—a bush that grows higher than the eaves of our garage. Stretching out his long arms carefully so as...

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I Won a Book!

Slice of Life Who doesn't like receiving a box in the snail mail? Two weeks ago I was so excited to received the following Twitter message!   You see, earlier in the month, while following IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BOOKS Blog Tour, I'd commented and entered my name in...

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Harbor Seals

A Photo Exchange:  More than Meets the Eye A Guest Post by Cathy Miller Last month Margaret at Reflections on the Teche invited her readers to participate in “More than Meets the Eye” photo exchange. I eagerly joined in, but somehow I missed that I needed a blog to...

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