Look at my happy rainbow!

My Journey Continues as a Literacy Strategist


When I taught second grade, my students made a Grateful Book each year. They were truly amazing.  Now in kindergarten, we make a Grateful Placemat with what we’re most grateful (almost always a family member, occasionally a pet, but never toys or material objects).  This year, as we pause to give thanks, I’d like to put it here, in writing, how grateful I am for the blessings I experience each.. Read More

Mr. Holland

Well, it’s my first sick day of the school year.  I slept until eight.  Then got up, ate, and when back to sleep until noon.  Clearly I was fighting something and nothing beats germs better than sleep in my book. Once up, I moved myself to the sofa and started looking for a movie and stumbled upon Mr. Holland’s Opus.  I haven’t seen this movie in a very long time,.. Read More


I’ve been getting some questions lately about where I am online.  There was a time where my posts where flying almost daily.  I’d run home, eager to share a story or sweet comment made by a sprout and sit at my computer pounding the keys until it seemed just perfect.  Lately, that hasn’t been happening.  My focus has shifted and while I still am writing feverishly, I’m not sharing it.. Read More