Author Archives: Diane Anderson (newtreemom)

Grand Canyon

I almost went to the Grand Canyon this morning. Have you been there? Sunny Arizona. Deep, craggy valleys. Majestic views. Crowds of tourists. Yeah, that’s not the one. The one I nearly visited did have deep, craggy sides. But it … Continue reading

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REMINDER

Not exactly “trending,” but I saw it several times scrolling Twitter and Facebook… a reminder from our superintendent. Today is PIT Day and there is no school for students. What is PIT Day you ask? Can you guess? The acronym … Continue reading

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The Starving Artist

I saw him as I drove to work. It was early, but the sun was fully up. Still, the air outside was below freezing, and it seemed early to be working the street. There he was, though, pacing up and … Continue reading

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Hope Springs Up

The sun is shining and warming the day The birds are chattering a happy song The neighbor kids are running and laughing in the yard I got the first shot this morning My heart feels lighter… Hope springs up!

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Soup

What could be better than a warm bowl of potato soup on a cold winter night? A warm bowl of potato soup with cheese and bacon bits to sprinkle on top delivered by your sweet little next door neighbor and … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Like That Book

It was the last day with students before Winter Break. I was online with a small group of fourth graders- all bilingual learners who speak Spanish and English. We rushed to complete a compare/contrast assignment, their last assignment. Luckily, it … Continue reading

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Christmas Book Joy

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Haiku Praise

A gaggle of geese Gather near pond, honk and flap In the evening glow Starry, starry night Stand still, inspired, softly say O my soul, praise God

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Daily Thanks

With many other writers, I’ve been focusing on gratitude this month. Today I wrote of a brief exchange that brightens each morning. As I stand at my assigned spot greeting and directing arriving students each morning as parents drop them … Continue reading

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VOTE

Our votes together  Count for our nation’s future- Be thankful and VOTE! What a privilege,  This right of citizenship- Be thankful and VOTE!

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