Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Season of Thanks

Season’s change quickly and life speeds ahead! 

Honestly, it seems as if my first day of teaching could have been yesterday instead of 38 years ago! 

After three decades, the outside of me has changed slightly .. ok .. dramatically, but my insides feel exactly the same!  I still love teaching young children with a passion that consumes me most of the time. 

So why haven’t I been blogging and posting the last few months when I have so much that I want to share?

Because ...”social media” ... is really, really, difficult for me! I’m so afraid of pushing the wrong button, or sending something to someone that I shouldn’t be sending something to, that I just stopped trying. 

Perhaps even more than my fear of doing something wrong, is my fear that I’m only blogging to myself!  
Is anyone really out there reading this? 

Last night, I was watching Shark Tank, and the sharks mercilessly critiqued one of the entrepreneurs. I was stunned that the participant didn’t run out of the shark tank and give up all hopes of succeeding in her business. 
But she had ... MOXIE.. as my mother always said, and she held her ground and actually got a shark to support her! 
Unbelievable! Way to go girl!

So, I’m back to try again! This is the season to be thankful and count all the blessings that have been bestowed upon me. There are many teachers that have encouraged me and validated my ideas! 
My heart is full of gratitude to each and every one of you!

This is a Thanksgiving Day Card that I have sent home to parents for many years. There is not a parent that didn’t LOVE receiving this card from their precious little one and treasure it for many years to come.

The detailed directions and the masters are free
at my TPT store. I’ve attempted to link the picture to 
my store to make it easier for you to find. 

I want to share my LOVE of children and teaching with other educators. If I make a difference to even one teacher, I will have succeeded.

Many thanks for your support and kindness.
Teachers really are very special people!


  1. I'm reading your blog! Just keep doing the great work! You help teachers be better at what they do! Your products speak for themselves.

    1. Thanks for your kind comment! You can't imagine how much I appreciate it!

  2. I have been searching for you for years. I am so glad you are blogging and can find your items for sale. Digital copies were not so available many moons ago when I saw you in person. I am sure, I could even dig up a Scribbles~N~Dots catalog :)


  3. Hi Jennifer! You remember me!? You just made my day! You are so right about the "digital era" not being there when I started out! What a difference it would have made for us all! I dealt with print, package, shipping, and going to the post office headaches all the time! Not to mention, it was far more expensive for everyone too!

    I am having so much fun remaking all my old products and making new ones too! Now, I can even use color!! LOL! Teachers didn't have the money to sell or buy products in color back then!

    My thanks for your comments! They are so important to me and I hope I hear from other teachers too! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  4. I am reading!!!!!
    Keep working it, girl!!! :)