Stacey Loscalzo

Archive for April, 2012

Apr 30

Teachers Pay Teachers

by Stacey

I love it when I can share new resources… Now this might not be new for everyone but if it’s new for you, you’ll be doing a happy dance by the end of this post. Teachers Pay Teachers. There are a gazillion teachers out there who have more than 24 hours in their days. These […]

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Apr 26

Lovely

by Stacey

So yesterday, I relied on funny words to fill this space during a week with little time for writing. Today I will rely on a simply wonderful image..

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Apr 25

A Reason to Smile

by Stacey

I keep promising myself that my next week will be calmer, less scheduled than the current one… Somehow that is not happening. I am finding myself running around without a minute to sit and write and read this week so here is a little something short and sweet. I know I need a reason to […]

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Apr 24

It’s Happening

by Stacey

I tell parents that there are two ways kids learn to read. One is all at once and the other is slowly and steadily. Katherine has taken slow and steady to new lengths. The child has been ‘reading’ now for close to two years. She began reading simple three letter words when she was barely […]

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Apr 23

Conflicted

by Stacey

Frequent readers may have noticed that one of my main characters has been a bit absent at the blog. Caroline, in her tween-ness, has asked me often to not include her in my writing. Pictures, stories and funny comments have all been deemed “too embarrassing” or “really weird.” I have respected her privacy but also […]

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Apr 20

Monkey See

by Stacey

Last night I was working upstairs to prepare lessons for a client. Caroline was at soccer which is almost always Katherine’s sign that she and I should play a game or read aloud. Unfortunately, she herself has proclaimed that “I don’t know how to play by myself.” So needless to say, when she stayed in […]

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Apr 19

What Children See

by Stacey

  When I looked at the kitchen floor, I saw the mud and dirt dragged in by our enthusiastic puppy. When Katherine looked at the kitchen floor, she saw the first letter of her name magically created by two blades of grass. If only we could always look at the world through the eyes of […]

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Apr 18

The Dreaded Schedule

by Stacey

Not sure how I got so totally out of control of a schedule I created but it has happened. Caroline is playing soccer and softball this spring and Katherine is  playing t-ball and dancing. And somehow the practices and games are at all different times on all different days throughout the spring. It is nearly […]

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Apr 17

The Fault In Our Stars

by Stacey

Oh my goodness. I had heard lots about this The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, one half of the famous Vlog Brothers. I had heard both how wonderful and how terribly sad it was. I bought it awhile ago but have been waiting to read it. I just wasn’t sure I’d be able […]

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Apr 16

Books and Baseball

by Stacey

The girls had spring break last week so we decided to take an off-season trip to Cooperstown. We have since decided that we are a family that loves the off-season vacation. Great hotel room prices (a suite complete with bunk beds for the girls), lots of parking and a quiet museum. Win-win-win. It was also […]

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