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Ellyn Schaffner
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With 21 years of experience having the privilege of teaching mostly 5 & 6 year olds in Kindergarten, I love life and write about it.
With 21 years of experience having the privilege of teaching mostly 5 & 6 year olds in Kindergarten, I love life and write about it.

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Flight Day
“The most valuable resource that all teachers have... is each other”. R. J. Meehan Four teachers with Stettler Elementary School demonstrated this with such effectiveness that I have asked them to be guest bloggers here today. Have a look at this extraordin...

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“We’re here because we’re here, because we’re here because we’re here…” I first heard these words sung, by my brother, when I was a young girl.  Any of you who came up through the Boy Scout movement, will recognize this questionable war chant but for the be...

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Home is where my babies are. On September 11th, 2001, my mama had to call all of her children. That very next weekend, she drove to the farm to visit us and she sat by our firepit outside, cradling a barn cat and said that she just needed to see or talk to ...

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Father's Day
My 21 year old son Max has a cool summer job. He’s working as the Recreation “Guy” at our small town seniors’ lodge. He loves it. A couple of weeks after he started, Mother’s Day was upon us and a Tea at the lodge ensued. He dressed up in his finery complet...

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It has been 7 years since I published anything here, 'tis time, again.

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I Don't Have a Bucket List
I do not have a bucket list. Not that I don’t love stepping into an adventure, trying new experiences and travelling. I just don’t feel the need to create a bucket list. I remember a couple of years ago when I heard about two teens, who had created a summer...

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I have a friend...
I have a friend… We have spent so much time together that we can finish each
other’s sentences, move easily from one topic to another, talk on any subject
and I even know what she is likely to order in any given restaurant. We differ on political matters, o...

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The First Agreement
Let my word be impeccable. The word that I write, think and utter. About myself and others. I’m rereading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and I am once again struck with awe. It has been many years since I first read this little, albeit powerful, boo...

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The First Agreement
Let my word be impeccable. The word that I write, think and utter. About myself and others. I’m rereading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and I am once again struck with awe. It has been many years since I first read this little, albeit powerful, boo...
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