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Putting Your Best Face Forward

“You have a look of determination on your face,” said Mrs. Bishop to our young student. We work with first graders who are mildly autistic and, in some ways, developmentally delayed.  Recently our student had begun to make connections between letters and sounds – she’s learning to read!  On this day, she and I had … Continue reading

Life As A Book

I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense. – Harold Kushner I read this and thought, “Wow, isn’t that the truth?”  And then, as is often the case, my mind couldn’t leave it at that and I began to wonder, “What kind … Continue reading

Dedicated to Enlightening the Reader

This post is dedicated to Theoden, who has the keen ability and thoughtful nature to select just the right book. One of the great pleasures in life, for me, is to read.  The sharing of thoughts, ideas, experiences and emotions, through time and space, is an amazing gift.  That the writer and the reader can … Continue reading

The Simple Pleasure of the Leisurely Breakfast

This morning as I hurried to organize my lunch supplies for work, start the coffeemaker, put bread in the toaster and wrangle a bowl of cereal, I remembered, with only minutes to hastily consume my breakfast and still manage to be late for work, that one of my favorite simple pleasures in life is breakfast … Continue reading

Book Lovers Never Go To Bed Alone

“Book lovers never go to bed alone.” -Anonymous I love this quote – there’s nothing like a good book to send you off to sleep. And on a rainy day, as this one has been, there’s nothing better than curling up with a good book.  From the time I was very young, I discovered the … Continue reading

The Reading Circle

Sometimes pleasurable little moments come when you are not trying so hard.  They just happen and you become aware that something sweet and positive is revealing itself to you.  Yesterday I had one of those moments.  I was assisting in the second grade classroom where students were working on a writing assignment.  The children were … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss, and Thank You!

Friday, March 2nd, marks the anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to children as Dr. Seuss, created colorful books with imaginative characters and fun rhyming words to excite and encourage young children to read.  To honor Dr. Seuss’ memory, each year on March 2nd American children celebrate Read Across America Day.  … Continue reading