Christmas stories

Feliz Navidad! Tex-Mex, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas!

Armando’s Story, may our joyous hearts savor a fine tale. Sweeter than sweet! Dulces and regalos (gifts) too! Have a grand time reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. This super fun Tex -Mex version, was Armando’s Story, told to us December 24, 2003, on a snowy night in our historic cabin house, past Placerville, California, in […]

Christmas Love Story

Santa’s coming to Town! Naughty or nice? I think he goofed on his list this year. I ended up on the naughty column, not sure I’ll ever know why. Kept thinking there’s a lesson in here somewhere. Haven’t found it yet. But small miracles and twinkles, oh yes! Toss in some glitter and wrap paper, […]

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 […]

Paper Turkeys

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Twenty-one paper turkeys (looking suspiciously like twenty-one first grade hands) flocked together on the window at the entrance of Mrs. Dodd’s classroom. The finger-feathers on each glistened in colors never intended by nature but ever so vivid in the giant 64 crayon box with the sharpener on back – colors like “magenta,” “Caribbean green,” “periwinkle,” […]

Teaching Morgan: Santa, What’s a Phoneme, Anyway?

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Santa wants you to know what a phoneme is. I just got back from Morgan’s preschool recital. It was great fun watching these toddlers singing, ringing bells and tap dancing. Morgan showed her “moves” and this year managed to stay on stage looking pretty much with the action. How cool that they learned the words […]