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Raro

Last week I shared an end of the year writing activity with sixth graders who will “graduate” from our school soon and move on to middle school. The mentor text was Ralph Fletcher’s poem “The Good Old Days.” We wrote … Continue reading

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Re-creation

Refreshing, Relaxing Recreation- Re-creation… Time with family Playing with a child Talking with the grown-ups Smiling and laughing Remembering those gone on Cherishing those present Soaking up sunshine Feeling the breeze Watching the sunset Refreshing, Relaxing Recreation- Re-creation…

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What kind of rhyme?

This morning as I drove to school, I passed a truck and noticed the company name… Otto’s Parking Marking. What do you think? A case of a rhyme gone wrong or a smart way to get customers remember the business? … Continue reading

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Be Still

A soft breeze and The crescent moon Catch my attention and Make me pause to be Still Calm Happy Present in the moment

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Nursing Home Conversation

Momma(95): Can you look in that drawer and get me a tube of lipstick? I need a new one. Daughter(60 something): Looks puzzled, then brightens- You mean chapstick? Momma: nods, grunts Daughter: Here it is… Momma: That’s not what I … Continue reading

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Burst of Color, Burst of Joy

Spring trees blossom quickly One day branches are bare The next dotted with buds Then little green leaves appear And suddenly, a burst of color It happens year after year Still, it is a happy surprise An ordinary miracle- An … Continue reading

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Notre Dame

Beauty is burning Crowds gather- watch, sing, mourn, pray- Resolve to rebuild

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