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Poetry Friday – New Year

Posted by shelburns on 2nd January 2009

I thought a New Year’s poem would be appropriate for today.  I was going to write one, but when I found this one, I decided that I couldn’t explain it any better.  Our family suffered loss last year, and know that this year will be better, one because we have each other.  I hope that […]

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Wednesday Wanderings – 12/31 – final for ’08

Posted by shelburns on 31st December 2008

This will be the last Wednesday Wanderings post for the year.  I have enjoyed this new addition to my blog.  Still wish I knew how to make a button – anyone that will volunteer or help me out?  I found a picture I like, but don’t know how to do the “button” thing. There are […]

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Wednesday Wanderings – Christmas Eve – 12/24

Posted by shelburns on 24th December 2008

My blog posting has slowed down due to the holidays, but I didn’t want to leave out the Wednesday Wanderings post.  This post is filled with all kinds of holiday goodies.  Enjoy!! Christmas Greetings from the Blogosphere Holiday wishes are all over the blogosphere as bloggers are slowing down with posts to spend quality time […]

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BTT – Generosity

Posted by shelburns on 18th December 2008

Today’s questions are so appropriate for this time of year. Do you give books as gifts? Yes, I do.  In fact, for Christmas this year, everyone on my list is getting a book.  My husband and I have had such fun trying to match the perfect book to the people on our list.  It has […]

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Wednesday Wanderings – 12/17

Posted by shelburns on 16th December 2008

I have lots of good things to tell you about this week!  I’m posting this early because of the deadlines on a few of the contests. First things first…are you a member of Bookblogs?  If not, you need to get over there and check out all the groups that you can be a part of.  […]

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Poetry Friday – The Dreidel Song

Posted by shelburns on 12th December 2008

Here is another poem that I used in the classroom.  I always tried to teach my kids about Holidays around the World during this time of year.  One of the holidays was always Hanukkah, so this poem is appropriate. The    Dreidel    Song              I    have    a    little    dreidel.             I    made    it    out    of    clay. […]

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BTT – Time is of the Essence

Posted by shelburns on 11th December 2008

1. Do you get to read as much as you WANT to read? (I’m guessing #1 is an easy question for everyone?) Of course not! My husband makes fun of me because I take books in the truck when we go ANYWHERE so that I can sneak in some reading time.  I would rather be […]

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Wednesday Wanderings – 12/10

Posted by shelburns on 10th December 2008

I apologize for these being so late today.  It has been a hard week here.  We had writing benchmarks yesterday for 3, 4, 5, so I was with a small group all day.  Last night, had to make cake balls and spicy crackers for our Pig Out day today.  Then today, had a reading training […]

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Poetry Friday 12/5 – December Celebrations

Posted by shelburns on 5th December 2008

This month for poetry Friday, I thought that I would share poems that I have used in my classroom.  When I taught Kindergarten, we did a poem of the week. We read it everyday and then on Friday, I made copies for the kids to put into a poetry notebook.  Every poem had pictures on […]

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BTT 12/4 – 5 Questions

Posted by shelburns on 4th December 2008

  Today’s Booking Through Thursday asks us some questions about authors, 1. Do you have a favorite author?  Certainly; a children’s author – Jan Brett 2. Have you read everything he or she has written?  Yes, and I own almost all of them as well. 3. Did you LIKE everything? Yes! 4. How about a […]

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