Being unable to read is a major problem. Over 14% of the population in the United States is illiterate. The U.S. ranks 125th in the world in literacy. With the start of a new school year, teachers have a major challenge in from of them — helping children learn to read. Miss Prim is one of those teachers. She has 26 very unique children. Today, meet one of her students: Humphrey Higgins Hook — he hates to read. See how Miss Prim deals with the problem. Perhaps it will make you smile. (This is part of my children’s book: Miss … Continue reading START YOUR DAY WITH A SMILE —IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HOW YOUR DAY GOES
It’s amazing how many firststhere are in our lives.How many of these do you recall?First smile….first tooth….first step.First hug….first toy…first book.First birthday….first fear….first illness.First bicycle….first friend….first pet.First school….first day of school….first teacher.First report card….first failure….first victory.First crush….first date….first love.First sleepover….first dance….first kiss.First movie….first argument….first car.First disappointment….first loss….first funeral.First job….first paycheck….first vacation.First home….first child….first conflict.First wrinkle….first gray hair.First prayer.Never, never stop having FIRSTS. Continue reading WHICH FIRSTS IN YOUR LIFE DO YOU RECALL?
Almost everyone reaches a point in their lifewhen they feel stuck, stagnated, in a slump, out of sorts.They don’t have the energyor the interestto turn the pagein their book of Lifeand discover what’s ahead.Yet, there’s so much leftin their book,so many exciting chapters.There’s still time to turn the page.Colonel Sanders was 62 when he turned the page.Ray Croc was 52 whenhe discovered that McDonald’s was on the next page.Radha Daga was 73whe she started Triguni Foods.Susan Boyle tuned the page andbecame a successful singer at age 48.Grandma Moses was 78when she turned the page and started painting.There are many other similar stories.If you’re stuck have the … Continue reading DON’T GET STUCK ON ONE PAGE IN LIFE
Life is a gift — appreciate it. Life is a melody — sing it. Life is an adventure — explore it. Life is a book — write it. Life is a mystery — discover it. Life is a treasure — value it. Life is a challenge — embrace it. Life is an opportunity — seek it. Life is a journey — travel it. Life is a blessing — rejoice in it. Continue reading TEN NOUNS THAT DESCRIBE THE MEANING OF LIFE
Since this is National Reading Challenge Month, this blog is going to be a little different. I enjoy writing poems about what I call The Alphabet Children, children in Miss Prim’s Middle School classroom. Each child is quite unique and a real challenge to Miss Prim (that’s an understatement). Anyway, I thought I would share one of the poems that deals with reading. If by chance you would like to read more about Miss Prim’s unique students, let me know. H A boy named Humphrey Higgins Hook Said he would NEVER read a book. He wouldn’t even take a look … Continue reading THE BOY WHO WOULDN’T READ