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Happy Halloween

I do not have a child to dress up, but luckily I have a dog.

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Paradise

A day after Hurricane Sandy tore through the east coast, I decided to pay a little tribute to the most amazing place on Earth, Dewey Beach, Delaware. I had been hoping and praying that my small beach town would stay safe from the storm, but those hopes were a bit too high. Today, I saw Dewey businesses posting aftermath pictures that broke my heart. I want to remember Dewey for everything that it ever was  . . . Read more

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Friendship Candy Game

That’s about as creative as I could get with a title. But actually it perfectly describes the lesson I did this past 2 weeks with 1st grade.

I must (once again) give my plug to the Creative Small Group book, which inspired this lesson.
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Happiness

It’s as easy as spending 30 minutes everyday with Kindergarteners.

I know. I talk about it all the time. Perhaps I need a back story to help explain my obsession.

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Words that Help or Hurt Friendships

Is this like Deja Vu? That may be what you are thinking. The answer is yes and no.


Yes – I have done a VERY similar lesson in second grade which I adapted from Creative Small Groups.

No – I did not do that exact with my 1st graders. Instead I did the original lesson straight from Creative Small Groups with a touch of read aloud. Read more

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Workout Obsessed

If I could give myself a diagnosis (which I technically can in approximately 2 semesters, 4 classes, or 7 months however you’d like to look at it) it would be Obsessive Compulsive, with a touch a of Perfectionism.

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Button Makers and Recipes

I am getting a button maker!

It is all I have been able to think about since yesterday when I decided that I wanted to make buttons for the yearbook staff. My creative was bubbling over with all the buttons I could make and hand out.  People still like buttons right? Oh and by people I mean little boys and middle schoolers on the yearbook staff.

If I could make a button right now, I’d make one for myself saying, “You Joined Boot Camp. Hooray!” or I’d make all my Number 1 listener stars into buttons . . .  100’s of them! Read more