Monthly Archives: May 2009

Peanut Butter, Cheeze-Its, and the Writing Life

Last week I had a picnic with four girls from Fox. Lauren won the picnic in the Teacher Lotto and graciously invited three girls from Room 204 to join us. On a beautiful day, over peanut butter sandwiches and Cheeze-Its … Continue reading

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Miracles

Every day, before lunch, we read a little of Charlotte’s Web.  Each child has his or her own copy.  A cup holds their names on popsicle sticks.  I  read aloud.  The room settles.  I draw a name from the cup,  … Continue reading

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Into the Woods

I love picnics.   I don’t know if it was my first picnic, but it is the first one I can remember.  We ventured into the Black Forest in Germany.  I remember the sun-dappled forest floor and the wooden hamper with … Continue reading

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Celebration

The bongos played. Parents came and so did Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost and Christopher Marlowe and Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar, and so many others.  Word by word, poet by poet, poetry came to life. Word by word, … Continue reading

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