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Sophie's Hanukkah Miracle

posted Thursday December 18th, 2008

It rained yesterday. That’s headline news in these parts. We’re always unprepared. Several of the caramel-dipped, chocolate covered pretzels I’d brought to school as holiday gifts fell in a puddle (don’t worry, they were wrapped, you can get them that way — warning, product shot! — at Granny’s Chocolates in Gilbert; the casualty was the cute labels I’d ordered […]


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The Christmas Show

posted Wednesday December 10th, 2008

“Gosh, I didn’t expect to cry,” a mom said, wiping her eyes as we walked out out of the school cafeteria after the kindergarten holiday show. “Yeah, I know,” I mumbled, grateful it was dark so she couldn’t see my own dry ones. I actually had expected to tear up, had packed extra Kleenex, but […]


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A Teeny Tiny Plant Grows in Kindergarten

posted Wednesday November 12th, 2008

So the Elmos aren’t working, as you already know. It looks like the tough love approach might be the ticket. Ms. X called the other day to report that Sophie had had a pretty terrible morning. In the afternoon (and without any interns to help out) Ms. X tried a new tactic. She sat Sophie […]


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