Monthly Archives: January 2020

Four Days, Not Five

How can four days, not five, seem so very long? Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Maybe resting, maybe shopping, maybe time with family. Maybe community service, maybe a parade. For some, maybe school. Tuesday, back at school, teachers and … Continue reading

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Change Makers: Readers/Writers Workshop

Once again I’m exploring options for Reader/Writing Workshop. I told the kinders I’m going to know them as readers and writers, but first, I also want to know them as kids. What’s important to you I asked? What do you … Continue reading

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Time For More

A weekend alone, but not lonely.   Life’s twists and turns.    The road bends and I go along my path, Stopping and thinking as I wonder. Life’s twists and turns. I go along my path, Alone in my thoughts, but … Continue reading

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A Birthday Reflection

It was my birthday on Friday. January 10th I turned 73. It’s hard to write and harder to believe. The years have been kind, always looked upon astonishingly (by others, and me as well) when I share my age. If I tell you that I … Continue reading

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Writing Workshop: Winter Break: The Unexpected

              I didn’t think I’d have time to write quite yet, but my first two days of kinder have been filled with joy, laughter and play, as we continue our learn journey. In  JanuaryI … Continue reading

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Filters, #nofilters

Ran out to get my latte. Beautiful day here. Worries about the world set aside as I enjoy the now, the present .  And then “filters” popped into my head. Am I looking at the world through a filter? What filter, … Continue reading

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Irrational Fears

A New Year, a new decade. I sit here thinking about going from New Year’s resolutions (a joke for me, knowing I wouldn’t really stay true to them, but was SO fine with that), to #oneword focus to guide my teaching/learning … Continue reading

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When The Unthinkable Happened

It’s January 3, 1957. This little girl is so excited, soon she’ll reach a milestone, a double digit birthday, 10 years old. So much to look forward to.. then the unbearable,  unbelievable heart breaking happened. In seven days it will … Continue reading

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Happy 2020 From Milestones To Memories

I have written before about milestones  here Some have been heart wrenching and others a passage of time. What they both have in common, they become memories, the framework, so to speak, of who we are. As I sit reflecting … Continue reading

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