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Of These My Children: The Yellow Rose of Taxes

When I hear the question “What do teachers make?” I am reminded of over four decades of teaching. I made memories with our future world–our children. One week each student did a report on a state of their choice. This … Continue reading

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Of These My Children: Bandits in School

You might not even see our school unless you are looking for it. Set way back on an acre, it is surrounded by nature: Mr. Roo Ster, Miss Popcorn Goat, The Pizza Garden, the Chocolate Porch, and a wild rabbit … Continue reading

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Of These My Children: Drinking Quiet Punch

My classroom is in a small private school in the woods. It’s not exactly where “the deer and the antelope play” but we all enjoy the rooster, hens and even the turtle. However, Miss Popcorn Goat gives us the main … Continue reading

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Of These My Children: A Pigment of My Imagination

The little private school set back in the woods has some energetic students with lots of great ideas. They love to walk by Roo as he goes about his morning wake-up routine. Sometimes they even crow with him as they … Continue reading

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Of These My Children: Eating Beef Turkey

I love going to school each day! The students there teach me so much about my world. Sometimes that world spins around so fast I have trouble keeping up. But there is always a child who explains it all to … Continue reading

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Of These My Children: Talking Back to the Teacher

Students at the small private school where I teach are so smart. They work hard and teach me as much as I teach them. Each Monday they arrive bright eyed and busy tailed, ready to share their weekend adventures with … Continue reading

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Of These My Children: Don’t Assume Traction!

When a driver gets in a car, he usually can assume that the tires will have traction upon acceleration. Children aren’t that way. Teachers give instruction and hope for traction, but they have to do an amazing amount of patient … Continue reading

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