by Sondra LoRe
As I stood in the bakery, the powder sugar from the cookie I held in my hand floated onto the tops of my shoes. I was anxious to eat my cookie and hoped that my grandfather’s latest conversation with yet another stranger would soon end. Everywhere we went that Saturday morning, the gas station, the bank, the delicatessen, and now the bakery, everyone knew his name. He shook their hands as people told him things about their lives. It seemed as if the day’s errands would never end! Then it hit me. Since everyone knew my grandfather he must be famous!
By Jane Cowen and Brenda Seagraves
Valentine's Day is upon us, and every year I am amazed that this holiday is so important to our younger children. After all, for many of these students, signing their name over and over on little pieces of paper can be a tedious chore; much less trying to copy each classmate's name on an envelope not much bigger than a candy wrapper. Yet, each year the children are as excited about Valentine's Day as they are Christmas or their birthday!
Now that Christmas is passed and Santa has come and gone, I yearn for another phrase like, "Santa is watching!" My guess is that many a parent this past season has in frustration used this line and probably heard it a lot growing up. Often we use this phrase to point out to our children a behavior they should be taking. So, if Santa is watching our children, then who is watching us?