Monthly Archives: March 2010

Dear Mrs. Eason…

Dear Jen, In January, just when I thought Room 204 couldn’t possibly get any better, you walked in the door as our new student teacher. I remember telling the children that student teaching is a threshold and that it was … Continue reading

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You’re a Shining Star!

When I look at the stars on the American flag, I see children. I see children I know and children I don’t.  I see children who have lived here for generations and  I see children who have just arrived… whose … Continue reading

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Stopping by the Hidden Curriculum on a Spring Evening

I reach to name that which bubbles in ready laughter and stands still in tears that don’t fall, but I can’t. There is a story being lived out everyday in our third grade that can’t be pinned down in words. … Continue reading

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A Lucky Strike

Toward the end of his life, my father came to Richmond for a visit.  We knew there would be no more treatments.  We knew there wouldn’t be much more time.  But on that day he felt good and the weather … Continue reading

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