Tag Archives: kids

A whole year

Wow. It’s been a whole year since I last posted. It is likely that I am now truly writing into a void. But, I feel that it’s never too late to return or start over. So here and now, today, … Continue reading

Posted in amusing, KidSpeak, language, TalkTips | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

First day of school

It’s the first day of preschool. I walk into the room, baby bath toys under my arm, ready to teach the shining new students an important lesson: body parts. We are more than just a sum of our parts, true, … Continue reading

Posted in KidSpeak, language, social skills, TalkTips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I love fish!

One of the students I work with has an undiagnosed disability. David is constantly into things. He calls out answers when it’s not his turn. He can’t sit still. He doesn’t keep his hands to himself, but instead pokes and … Continue reading

Posted in amusing, humor, KidSpeak, Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

One of those

My students make my day, almost every day. Last week, I worked on telling stories with a few of the kids. As an example, I told the story of my husband and I going on vacation. I began the story … Continue reading

Posted in KidSpeak | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Wonder

Working in an elementary school can make you nostalgic. Inconsistently, of course, since children seem equally to try ones nerves and tug the heartstrings, often at the same time. Last week was Halloween. The students are no longer allowed to … Continue reading

Posted in amusing, KidSpeak, Musings, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

They don’t know

Today I worked with 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Which tells me their birthdays fall somewhere between 2002 and 2005. They are studying biographies, so I thought it would be nice if they interviewed each other, wrote the responses, and … Continue reading

Posted in inspirational words | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

How do you say Valentine’s Day?

Celebrating Valentine’s – or should I say, Valentime’s – Day at an elementary school is an experience no one should miss out on. You wake up, don your red-and-pink Valentine’s Day garb, and walk onto a campus to be greeted … Continue reading

Posted in KidSpeak, language, relationships, social skills, TalkTips | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment