The Gift of Found Time

The Gift of Found Time

Heavy snow can often mean disruption: no school, no driving and sometimes, no power. It can also mean something else: found time. Continue Reading

Celebrating with Picture Books

Celebrating with Picture Books

    Like me, you may have missed that February 5th was National Weatherperson’s Day. I discovered cool stuff about the first weather reporter (Bostonian John Jeffries), and one of the best-EVER book reviews of my children’s book WHEN THE WIND BLOWS, on this site:  CELEBRATE PICTURE BOOKS.   This fun site reviews picture books forContinue Reading

Goodwill Hunting

Goodwill Hunting

When I talk to my children about the challenges of the past year, I’m grateful for the words of Winnie the Pooh: “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?” — A.A. Milne I try to remember too, that after theContinue Reading

Teacher Share:  Talking to Kids about Heavy and Light

Teacher Share: Talking to Kids about Heavy and Light

Kim Booth is a third grade classroom teacher at the North Street Elementary School in Grafton, Massachusetts. She’s also an educational innovator.  When given the chance to be a mystery reader in her granddaughter’s kindergarten class, she brought along a copy of When the Wind Blows (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, 2015).  BeingContinue Reading

David Macaulay at The Big Draw

David Macaulay at The Big Draw

Do you like to draw? In this short video, David Macaulay (author/illustrator of The Ways Things Work, and all around great guy), leads National Building Museum visitors in sketching exercises for fun and as a new way of seeing and responding to their surroundings.

Design Squad

Design Squad

Do you like to make stuff? This is a great site from PBS Kids for kids who like to create, build and design things that work.

Poem Farm

Poem Farm

Poem Farm Do you like to write? Are you looking for inspiration? On her Poem Farm, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, one of my favorite poets, shares her poetry and ideas for writing your own.

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Thanks for stopping by! Take your time and look around. I hope you discover something new to think about and do. Give the red sneaker a poke to see what inspires me.   What inspires you? Let me know.