How Do You Say Good-Bye? Legacy of Love.


“Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, commited citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead. Well, it’s official, I graduated. Preschoolers are now ready for Kindergarten in the fall. Last night I happened to see one of the littles with his family at a Mexican restaurant. […]

Tex-Mex Night Before Christmas!

Have a fun time with this classic Tex Mex version of “Night Before Christmas”. Friends shared this many years ago and it’s such a special holiday treat! ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the casa, Not a creature was stirring Caramba! Que pasa? Los ninos were tucked away in their camas, Some in […]

The Parrot, A Thanksgiving Parable

The Parrot, A Thanksgiving Parable I hope you enjoy this story, perfect for your Thanksgiving festivities. Traditionally my family has always shared stories, our thanks of course, made plenty of toasts, and I always wrote plays for the kids. Once in awhile we found something really fun to share at the table; this one came […]

Seussitastical Celebration! Read Across America

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Birthdays are always special. When it’s time to party for Dr. Seuss, it’s a big hurray for the day! Mark your calendar-March 2, ’17. Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! And get set for the party of parties, Read Across America! Two of my grandkids have Valentine birthdays. One, a teenager amazes me with her accomplishments- band, […]

To Celebrate or Not to Celebrate?: The Annual Question About Holidays in School


We live in a culturally diverse world, which means that, whether or not you have a culturally diverse classroom, cultural sensitivity is important if we’re striving for understanding – and, yes, world peace. At no time does the issue of cultural sensitivity become more prominent than during the fall/winter holiday season, with questions arising as […]

Closing the School Year: Do Something Spectacular!

Lots of advice for any teacher this time of year tends to focus on making it to the end of the year. You know how it is: Lots of gritting our teeth and grimly hanging on until the very end. What a miserable way to spend even one minute of our lives, much less convey […]

Something Beautiful Happens


It’s been close to two months now.Count-keeping has become inevitable.The date displayed on my computer’s bottom right-hand corner says it is 5/8/2015. I hit the pavement two months ago, figuratively speaking.My face had to have broken my fall because for weeks, the mirror reflected the injury. No matter which way I tried looking and how […]

Inspire Us and We Will Inspire Others


The sign at the front of our school reads: Include Us and We Will Understand,Inspire Us and We Will Inspire Others As educators, I believe that each of us aspire to be a role-model and a source of inspiration for our students. Today I’d like to share with you the story of one teacher who […]

National Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank you


“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine When you work in a school district every day is Teacher Appreciation Day! Our students depend upon these brave, courageous, innovative, creative, and inspirational women and men all across the district who – every day – Engage, […]

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