Category Archives: Education

“Talking About…” A Nonfiction Mentor Text

I wrote the article that follows in the spring of 2011. I am finally sharing it here for the first time as my contribution to SDAWP’s #113texts Mentor Text Challenge. I realize that this is more timely than ever with … Continue reading

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A Succulent Garden

Succulents fascinate me, and over the years, my husband and I have collected a wide-variety of the unusual plants. Many thrive in terracotta pots on our front deck while others flourish in containers arranged on the flagstone patio out back. … Continue reading

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A Soft Serve Education

August 19, 2013 was the Monday before school started in Oceanside. Consequently, it was a day filled with jitters for students and teachers as they anticipated all the possibilities of a new school year. That Monday was also National Soft … Continue reading

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