Monthly Archives: March 2017

Day 31 – Slice of Life Challenge – Final Day – What I learned again!

Thank You to this team of writers – to those who set this up, to those who wrote and commented for a few days or for 31 days. It makes a difference for each of us who are writers and … Continue reading

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Day 30 – Slice of Life Challenge – Close Observation

They are unearthing themselves slowly each day sun or no sun. The air temperature is just above 30 and if we are lucky we will hit 45 during the late afternoon. When you walk around the garden or the neighborhood … Continue reading

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Day 29 – Slice of Life Challenge – Finding poems

I returned to my old notebooks today to find my writing. So many are half filled. Bits and pieces of writing, and¬†writing lessons – ones I have taught or were taught to me as part of writing classes I have … Continue reading

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Day 28 – Slice of Life Challenge – When students become teachers

Today was day one of testing for our 5th graders. We are stepping into this testing season slowly with just the science test. Two days, two sections and then they are off for spring break. The first group showed up … Continue reading

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Day 27 – Slice of Life Challenge – And so it begins

The e-mails were flying today, and the conversations with teachers was a bit on edge. Tomorrow it starts for our school and everyone is unsettled. The spring state tests are what starts.¬† I work part time in a k-5 inter … Continue reading

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Day 26 – Slice of Life Challenge – Walking the Grounds

It is another wintery grey Sunday morning, it is 36 degrees (feels like 32) and wet! It rained about a half an inch during the night and the ground has thawed enough to take in this lite misty rain. Everything … Continue reading

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Day 25 – Slice of Life Challenge – Tender moments in the woods

It is 40 degrees this morning with deep grey clouds. They were either lingering from last night rain or getting ready to unload another round of moisture on the cold wet ground. I am standing just outside the Maple house … Continue reading

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Day 24 – Slice of Life Challenge – Walking

Ok, I have to admit that my walking chops are down. The winter has kept us from the long lake walks, the long walked to the local restaurants and the hikes in the woods. We have ventured out a bit … Continue reading

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Day 23 – Slice of Life Challenge – Families, eating, chatting and books

Families, eating, chatting and books – Long ago when we were a young family I thought about how I wanted my children to be readers, how I loved the idea of sitting and talking with my children about books, the … Continue reading

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Day 22 – Slice of Life Challenge – questions and the heart

“The human heart is the first home of democracy. It is where we embrace our questions. Can we be equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with our whole beings, not just our minds, and offer our attention rather … Continue reading

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