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A Budding Writer

Like other 1st grade students, Oakley was asked to complete a writing assessment sometime in the last couple of weeks. This is something they write at school in which they are encouraged to use all of their writing tools. I think Oakley comes with a truckload… My favorite snowy day …

Oakley’s Christmas Poem

Oakley’s teacher (Miss Drury is at it again), did something cool with the kids. They each wrote a poem about winter, and Miss Drury helped them record it an put it with a digital animation… Then she sent them each home with a video DVD. Without further ado, here’s Oakley’s …

Patricia Polacco (by Aspen)

Aspen did a great little oral presentation at school this week, her first. Lasting about a minute, you can catch the official presentation and the rehearsal right here.

Thanksgiving Artwork

20081203-90-17608.jpg, originally uploaded by flamingobear. Occasionally I remember to photograph or scan some of the kids’ artwork for display here on the blog. This Thanksgiving’s lucky winner is a poster created by Oakley. Stapled to the back was this (written totally by Oakley, spelling as written by Oakley): My name …

LOOK OUT!

Be careful, everybody. I am typically averse to the collision of my work and personal lives. I like both, I just don’t let encourage them to mix very often. But my work, related to learning and the like, is colliding with my personal/family life as I read some blog posts. …

Thank you, Lipscomb

Well, we’re off to a good start on the new school year. It is admittedly a bit of a challenge, as we were rezoned over the summer. We were never really in love with Edmondson, frankly, so that part was no big deal. But, Aspen had a bunch of friends, …

Purple Bracelet

Well, I don’t have independent confirmation of this story, but I’m fairly sure it’s mostly accurate… So, Aspen was given an award of sorts at school today. You’ve seen the yellow Livestrong bracelets; Aspen was given a purple one with the words Character Counts by the school guidance counselor along …