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Favorite #141: Glenn Sherrill: Dog Trainer, Friend

Hopes, Dreams and Visions Glenn Sherrill and I were colleagues during the years I taught music in the Rowan-Salisbury Schools in Salisbury, NC. After meeting Glenn, it didn’t take long until I discovered he not only had a passion for music, but also … Continue reading

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Favorite #140: Carolinas Writing Workshop

Writing, Networking and Fun As a writer it’s always refreshing and fun to spend time with other writers, networking and sharing ideas. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the 2015 Carolinas Writing Workshop in Charlotte, NC, with Chuck Sambuchino as the presenter. The … Continue reading

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Favorite #139: Cool Springs Elementary School

            Sharing Ideas A few weeks ago, Veronica Williams, the librarian at Cool Springs Elementary School in the Iredell-Statesville School System, invited me to share my children’s books and talk about writing. Although I live only thirty minutes from Cool Springs Elementary School, I had never been … Continue reading

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Favorite #138: Essential Oils

Nature at Its Best Lydia Richmond and I have similar interests in that we both are teachers, write children’s books and have a blog. Lydia and I also have an interest in saving the earth through various means such as … Continue reading

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Favorite #137: North Rowan Elementary School Book Clubs

Books and Fun Book clubs are a wonderful way for children to connect not only with each other, but also through the books they are reading, possibly inspiring them to read more. This past March, I had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Favorite #136: Easter

          Hope and Love Walking this journey for seven months now as a widow, I’ve discovered like many who’ve been there before, the holidays are the hardest. Memories from years past and the activities of those seasons remind me of … Continue reading

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Favorite #135: Teacher of the Year

      A Time to Be Proud Some weeks it’s harder than others to find a favorite person, place or thing to write about. Although I had several choices for this week, I just couldn’t quite narrow down one. Some people would … Continue reading

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Favorite #134: Bathtime

A Little Boy and a Dirty Dog Several weeks ago, I shared my children’s books with an Early Childhood Language and Literacy Experiences class at Mitchell Community College in Mooresville, NC. That night, I read my first book, Tired of My Bath. A few days later, one of the students in the … Continue reading

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Favorite #133: Honors Chorus

  Making Music and Memories  Congratulations to the Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ Fifth-Grade Honors Chorus for a fabulous performance during their recent festival at West Rowan High School in Mt Ulla, NC. Approximately 200 fifth-grade students filled the auditorium on March 14th with … Continue reading

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Favorite #132: Early Childhood Educators

Language and Literacy Donna Hogue is an Early Childhood instructor at Mitchell Community College in Statesville, NC. Recently, I and another children’s author, Lydia Steele Richmond, had the opportunity to visit and share our books in Donna’s EDU 280 Language and Literacy … Continue reading

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