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Archive for October 18th, 2014

Discover. Play. Build.

Ruth Ayres invites us the celebrate each week. Click over to her site Discover. Play. Build. to read more celebrations.

Today I am glowing a little brighter. My students and I enjoyed a few blog shout-outs this week.

 

Hedwig’s story:  A few years ago one of my students, who was a huge Harry Potter reader, was struggling with writing.  He just wouldn’t.  I was shopping at Barnes and Noble and decided on a whim to buy a stuffed owl, Hedwig from the Harry Potter series.  Matthew became totally attached to the owl.  Hedwig stood on his shoulder whenever he was writing.

This year, after Emily’s mother died, I decided to take Hedwig to my second school.  Hedwig has been a comforter to Emily and has become a part of our classroom family.  So much so that Emily made him a bed out of an empty tissue box.  (Emily finished off the box after crying over her dog’s death this week.  How much can one little girl take?)  I celebrate today that this small little impulse purchase has brought comfort and meaning to my students.

Hedwig's bed

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