ACCOMPLISH BIG THINGS A FEW MINUTES AT A TIME

Author, musician, and educator, John Erskine, was fourteen when he learned a valuable lesson about life. His piano teacher asked him, “John, how many times a week do you practice and for how long?” John replied that he tried to practice an hour each day . His teacher said, “Well, don’t do that. When you grow up, time won’t come in large chunks of time. Practice in minutes, whenever you can find time, before school, after lunch, after school, between chores. Spread your practices throughout the day and music will become part of your life.” John followed his teacher’s advice … Continue reading ACCOMPLISH BIG THINGS A FEW MINUTES AT A TIME

THE BOY WHO WOULDN’T READ

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