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I can't get home

Maybe with a drone, certainly not even my trusty Subie with a car seat, would venture out in this weather. Sheets of ice, some obvious, some hidden, lurking.

Even walking like a penguin, I can't manage going out the door at the moment. 

My big poodle slipped on the ice today, and several of our friends. So obviously it makes sense to just stay put, read a good book, hang out on Twitter. Luckier this time, power is on. Makes one appreciative.

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Did you bring seaweed salad today, Rita?

Little kids are a riot. Big kids, too. All the same, really, just size variations. Some of the funniest things happen at school, pretty much all day long. 

As the year rapidly draws to close and I'm sneaking in a few unexpected days off, I am also gearing up big time for what lands on Jan 2nd. I just checked out our school syllabus for winter/spring and I need about three of me to tackle even number one on the list.

Starting over in preschool was the best decision I ever made. I am finally learning how to teach. I think I have the basics down for this age group and took a lot of classes which helped. My master teachers are extremely experienced and have my back, and sometimes my front. Talk about lifelong learning. 

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Love

Today is Human Rights Day.  Ironic we have to set aside a special day, when it should be the norm. Human rights for all.  All the time.

We are Teachers. We are strong and mighty.

It’s time to find love again, doing whatever it takes. We’re all in this together. Let our collective voices “raise the roof”. We cannot sit idly by and watch divisive factors hurt our children, who are the core of our being as a nation and family.

Tonight I am writing from my heart and depths of my soul.  

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Preschoolers

Leaving a Legacy. Walking the Talk

I never dreamed I'd take my biggest educational risk ever, teaching the littles, but I did. Although for several years I was a Preschool Principal, it's not the same as this. 

After summer volunteering, a literacy grant was awarded this special preschool, just my thing, so I'm back in the classroom again, helping out. I joined a wonderful multi-age, fully included school, ages 2-8. That's quite a span to differentiate for. Right now, mostly littles, 2-5. 

Tears, tantrums, need for bandaids, and reassurance. They miss mamas and daddies. Shoes on wrong feet, saying sorry, sharing and helping, spilling milk and dropping food, who knew? No just sitting around that kidney shaped table. 

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Everybody Cooks Rice

Learning To Cook Together

I AM WRITING THIS TONIGHT FROM MY HEART. It’s World Kindness Day today!

Recent events caused me to lose my faith for a bit. It wasn’t just about who won or didn’t win the Election, but the level of hate spewing throughout and continuing. I worry about the children affected, the intense divisions, yet hope our collective voices will shout what needs to be done, our collective actions will be wise and sure.

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