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wander wear

(random image from Google images; just playing at found poetry) she travels wild sands turns warrior pose away to see a tameless mane blown grasslands froth and whirl effaced salt mist heartbeat and thunder a tree ear pressed to the … Continue reading

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In Which I am Thankful I am Surrounded by Good Witches and Gobblings…

    Today I am thankful… for good witches (not the bad ones found jelly side down in a sand box, or the frightening warty ones of literary and cinema horror stories, but good ones…..like Glinda, and Elphaba, and Xan, … Continue reading

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Look Away? Look to God and Lead.

  Tuesday, I showed students a five minute clip of Martin Luther King, Jr. giving his I Have a Dream speech. Prior to this we read a selection by his sister, Christine Farris King, in which she shared comical and heartbreaking childhood … Continue reading

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Beautiful Snowflakes, No Two Alike

There is an incredible Facebook video post of snowflake photography making the rounds.  I love all the Seasons, but for me Winter is particularly full of wonder.  It comes to play.  It comes to stay.  It comes as promised….kinda like … Continue reading

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My New Year Luck Dragon (2017)

Here are some things my students and I are doing: Create your own unique New Year Luck Dragon. Give your Dragon a name and an origin story.  Tell about her special gifts and powers. Make a classroom book of  Dragon … Continue reading

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Love like a Tree

Dear Granny Apple, Remember when Little hands and feet Stretched up tickling as they climbed Soft bark loving little arms Reached around Trusting a sound waistline Your gentle hands Drew small ones in With Matriarchal love and wonder You offered … Continue reading

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Random Candid Will do

Whomping golly!  Hello, Dolly! I was so thrilled to see this creation as Angel and I entered B&N yesterday. I love being surrounded by books.  I love buying them. And when I can make myself stay still, I love reading … Continue reading

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BLOG BLOG BLOG … pronounced (bl-ahhh ) (bl-ahhh ) (bl-ahhh g)

(And to think that I found it……on Google Street.  ha ha  Google Image) “What’s WordPress?” asked a kid one day. “A blog site.” “What’s a blog? ” A boggy log.” I said, flashing a picture onto the Promethean board. “What!?” … Continue reading

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Miraculous Ladybug

Uh huh.  This picture reminds me of how I was dressed for school today and how I sometimes respond confidently, red being a power color.  Each day  we recite our Pledge, Promise and Student Creed with gusto!  So I could … Continue reading

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Hug the Curve

(picture from a post on PARENTINGSCIENCE.COM) I was browsing the blog roll and came upon THE DAILY POST.  Today’s writing prompt is: “CURVE” The photo posted there reminds me of up-close, intersecting kitty whiskers.  Soon I am imagining the calico … Continue reading

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