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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Read Across America, 2019


Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! Read Across America 2019! Saturday, March 2nd, on a cold but suddenly sunny day in Eugene, so much fun reading Dr. Seuss! Having a grand time re-reading a bunch of my Dr. Seuss books. Rather than reposting a couple earlier blogs I’m sitting here camped out with warm blanket, scarf, fuzzy […]

Teaching Littlest Kids To Read, Or Not?

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Littles say the funniest things. The other day I asked “What’s your Mommy’s name?” Reply- Mommy.” Get what you ask for, right? Childhood is a precious time. What’s the rush? I’m back at school, year two, one week in, hired under a Literacy Grant, a good thing and not so good. What’s great is I […]

Little Ones Love To Read! Getting Started. Oh, Joy!


First, a brief historical perspective.Best ways to teach reading to children (and adults) have been debated for over a hundred years. Cracking the code continues to be studied and discussed. I learned to read withDick and Jane. Technology has vastly improved learning opportunities, but I do not believe in learning to read on a screen. […]

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 […]