Category Archives: SOLSC 2013 Weekly

A Little Guidance, Please

One room at our school is known as GLC- Guided Learning Center. It is not a place where students enjoy spending the day. In GLC, you stay in your seat all day. You are not allowed to talk. You must … Continue reading

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Slice of Reading Life

I’ve always been a reader. Since I’ve been writing more, though, I take notice of words, phrases, and sentences in a different way. Sometimes the words resonate so clearly with an idea I’ve tried to write about, I marvel at … Continue reading

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An American Experience

I recently got a notice in the mail. As I have shared it with others, the news universally has been acknowledged with a commiserating groan. I ask myself if I have presented the news in a negative light. I hope … Continue reading

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Blight and Beauty

Along a city street stand buildings, once proud- where well-known businesses thrived, marked by iconic signs- Repurposed now, with signs painted over, mocked by the recognizable past, or Abandoned and empty, windows broken, boarded, fences collapsing and yards unkempt. In … Continue reading

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Sunrise, Sunset

Rays of morning sun Slice through trees wrapped in thick fog- Glorious new day Beams of evening sun Make autumn trees glow, then fade- Night falls peacefully

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Fall Break List

Just went back to school yesterday after our TWO WEEK Fall Break…here’s my list of highlights to hold onto when I need that “I’m on break” feeling, when I get caught up in “I’m so tired”… Read whatever I wanted … Continue reading

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Small Town America in Autumn

Tall, very old trees line the streets- Thick, sturdy trunks and branches holding hands above, colorful, showy leaves fluttering down, carpeting curbs, sidewalks and yards. Houses, white with green trim, red brick, and stone, with Wide welcoming porches, Pumpkins on … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Moment

Looking out the tall schoolroom window, close by I see the rough bark on the thick trunk and sturdy branches of an old oak tree, its emerald leaves dangling down, rippling in bursts of early autumn wind. Just beyond, though … Continue reading

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Words to Keep

Here are some phrases I jotted down after the drive home one evening… words to keep for later… hints of things I want to say Driving home in the evening Sun plays hide and seek in my mirror Slanting rays … Continue reading

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Where We all Come From

Writing name poems is one of my favorite beginning-of-the-school-year projects, complete with photos of each other taken by the students with the digital camera and put together into a class powerpoint. This year a variation with fifth graders is the … Continue reading

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