Monthly Archives: March 2013

Feeling Pampered

When my kids were young and I was working a 9-5 job I did not mind the planning of a home cooked meal.   Later when they were active in school and had lots of after school activities I did … Continue reading

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Beauty

                                          Beauty salons Hair                                     … Continue reading

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Sisters

I come from a family of seven.  I have three older sisters a year apart from each other.  My oldest sister is 15 years older than me.  It has been interesting having 3 sisters.  My oldest sister is very mothering. … Continue reading

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Electronics

  Today is my birthday.  As I shoveled the front stairs and the wind blew and the snow fell lightly I was thinking how it used to be only a few close friends and family members knew it was my … Continue reading

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Distraction

Anticipation Howling winds School? Have school Testing Storm delayed Testing Children focused? Comprehension Spring coming? Hopefully

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A leader and a follower

   Today I  tutored a 2nd grade ESL student for my grad class.He is a fluent reader and has no discernible accent. He has little understanding of opposites so I shared the book, Black? White! Day? Night!- A Book of Opposites. … Continue reading

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Lunch Date

Thursday: disruptive, defiant, making noises, disrespectful Friday: disengaged, wandering, throwing things Monday: non-stop noises, distracting, refused to do work Later on: sat quietly by my side did his math, showed his ability, given lots of praise had lunch together Meeting … Continue reading

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Senses

Unfamiliar smells greeted me. A mixture of soy, ginger,  seaweed, fish and exotic spices. It was all very new to me. Sounds of laughter, children giggling, excited voices, advice about the ripeness of a strange fruit, voices speaking Chinese and Thai. Strange sights … Continue reading

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Shopping

Today was a lovely day. I spent the day with my youngest daughter. She is recently out of college navigating the difficult transition from college to work which has landed her back at home until she has financial security.   She … Continue reading

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Read alouds

Pleading, pleading. Don’t stop! Come on! Please, please! We want to know what happens. How can you stop NOW?! Is that really the end? It had to end that way… Conversations in my classroom after reading some great books: Tiger … Continue reading

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