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Linden’s Hierarchy of Needs

This is from a writing sample that just came home from school yesterday, on Lindy’s last day of 1st grade. My needs: 1. Foods that are healthey [sic]. 2. shelter.  3. water.  4. clothes.  5. care.  6. love. My wants: 1. pet dog.  2. pet chickens.  3. uneven bars.  4. …

“Love Bug” by Oakley Martin

It was a Monday evening, and I had just gotten home from school.  Now I was tromping up the stairs to my room.  I got upstairs and sat on my window seat.  Something cracked under the seat of pants!  I practically jumped up and out of my pants.  Who would …

Mr. Peppy Businessman

This morning, before I left for work, I said goodbye to Oakley.  She responded with an upturned, “Okay!”.  And so, of course, I mocked her, responding with equal pep.  I mean, that is my job as her father, right? We went our separate ways for the day; me to work, …

Rezoning

My children go to Williamson County Schools. For the most part, we’re happy. Last Friday, the public was made aware of a broad rezoning proposal. This week, everyone (well, those affected) is going crazy about it. Since so many people are loudly stating their objection to the rezoning, I feel …

“The Call of the Bird”, by Oakley Martin

Jenn found this story and others in Oakley’s school bag tonight.  She had torn them out of her notebook from the summer and placed them in an envelope titled, “Short Stories for School”, by Oakley Rhea Martin. I’ve captured it precisely as she wrote it… “Caw, Caw, Caw,” the crow …

Oakley’s First Grade Year

Every teacher should have to create a video summarizing their year, right? I mean, why wouldn’t they, what with everything else they have to do at year’s end? Well, the incomparable Miss Drury did just that for her kids, and she shared it with us at their final publishing party. …

Oakley’s Letters

I know I’ve been hyping Oakley a lot lately, but there’s just a lot of good stuff going on. (Aspen and Lindy have their moments too, but they haven’t been translating to the blog as well as Oakley’s. Incidentally, Aspen voluntarily helped me clean out the whole basement from the …

Oakley’s First Grade Year – Coming to a Close

Oakley has had a brilliant first grade year. Literally, brilliant. Credit can go to many… her school has served he so well this year, her teacher, well, we’ve talked about that… and her mom is OK, too. I’ve got two things to share… first, as video. Oakley’s school play took …

Oakley’s Haiku

Oakley wrote a haiku at school (ok, 2 haikus). I’m guessing it was an assignment in her class, from her teacher, but who am I to know. She brought it home tonight. Haiku #1 I love my mommyMy mommy is wonderful!!I love my mommy

Miss Drury… in Oakley’s words

Last night, I decided that I wanted to try something new with the camera. You see, our SLR actually has the ability to do high def video, and I’ve never used it to great effect. So, I told Oakley that I wanted to try something. She said she was willing, …