Today we’ll take another look at Miss Prim’s 3rd grade class and meet little Nora Nott. Nora teaches us a lot about “heart.” Whatever you do in life, give it all you’ve got. “You gotta have heart, lots and lots of heart.” People who are the happiest in life are people who give life their best effort and enjoy life to the fullest. You only have one chance at life so be determined to make the most of it. Jump in with both feet and LIVE LIFE WITH A LOT OF HEART. Nora Nott loves to sing, though she cannot.Poor … Continue reading HAPPY PEOPLE HAVE LOTS OF HEART – GIVE LIFE ALL YOU GOT
Another school year has started. What a challenge for teachers, staff, school personnel, parents…..and students. Life has changed. School has changed. There’s so much to think about. Miss Prim’s class is one example. She has 26 children, one for each letter of the alphabet. Today meet Alphabet W: Wee Willie-Wom. What would you do if you had Willie? Wee Willie-Wom announced with much aplombFor Show ‘n Tell he brought a bomb.Oh, my! The worried children told Miss PrimWho went to Willie and confronted him.She said a bomb was against the lawAnd she’d have to give the police a call.But Willie … Continue reading SCHOOL HAS STARTED – HATS OFF TO ALL TEACHERS AND STAFF
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
I have recently written a children’s book aboutthe unusual 26 children in Miss Prim’sthird grade class. There’s a child foreach letter of the alphabet.Today I’d like you to meet Pixie Piggle.I hope she makes you smile.Remember, laughter is good medicine.PIXIE PIGGLE giggled when she should not.The more she tried not to the worse it got.When the mayor came to schools one dayto give a talk on safety while at play,Pixie Piggle giggled at what he had to say.The mayor was bothered when Pixie giggled.His nose twitched and his ears wiggled.He simply could not her giggles ignore.So Miss Prim marched Pixie … Continue reading LAUGHTER IS BETTER THAN MEDICINE – TAKE A HEAPING SPOONFUL REGULARLY
The little first grade student went toher art teacher with tears in her eyes.”Why are you crying?” the teacher asked.The little girl held up a blank sheet of paperand said, “My daddy said I was beautifuland I wanted to draw it. But I don’t knowwhat beautiful looks like?”The art teacher picked up the little girland put her on her lap and said,”You have asked a very profound question,young lady. Let me see if I can answer it.Have you ever seen a butterfly?”The little girl nodded her head yes.”Well,” the teacher said, “people look atbutterflies and see all the different patternsand … Continue reading HOW IS A PERSON’S BEAUTY LIKE A BUTTERFLY?
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?
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
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