Category Archives: teaching

making the most of a month

Tiananmen Square Was that really 25 years ago? I was teaching third grade at a small private school in Florida. The head master of the school had an idea that the last few weeks of school were a drag. To … Continue reading

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my life as a student

I’ve been doing more thinking about teachers pets and – the rest of us. My own experience is as the “other one.”  I was not a bad student, neither was I brilliant. My memories of school begin with the second … Continue reading

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teacher’s pet – not!

In an effort to inspire more writing, I have gotten suggestions from my kids. I thought I had told all my stories and was in limbo. With two little girls visiting frequently, stories of grade school have returned. We went … Continue reading

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Children are great observers

“You had your  hair cut!” came the word from a Poolette. Some people are very observant. I told them the story of the first year I found myself teaching first grade. I had taught second and third split classes until … Continue reading

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writing camp

I loved reading about writing camp. I don’t qualify to take part as I am no longer teaching, nor am I a librarian, but where were you when I was actually teaching writing to the very young? Art and writing … Continue reading

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