Welcome to Treasures of the Trade

Welcome to Treasures of the Trade

In the summer of 2014, I retired from a 35 year career as an elementary school teacher. My first two years, I taught Prefirst and First grades. My last 33 years, I served as a Special Educator teaching students in several different grades. One of my greatest pleasures...

Spread the Joy with Song

Spread the Joy with Song

As a child I loved to sing or say rhyming poems, especially with actions. When I was in kindergarten, I recall being one of the three little kittens acting out the nursery rhyme, “The Three Little Kittens”. I still remember many of the songs or rhymes I learned when I...

Here Is the Church

Here Is the Church

Part One When I was very young, I learned many songs and rhymes. It is amazing how I still recall their words although they were taught to me over sixty years ago. I often think back to my childhood and remember fun times. Many biblical truths and character values...

I Want To Be A Plenipotentiary

Parents and Grandparents, We have an important job. Each day we serve as ambassadors to our children. Whom do we represent? In 2017, I want to be a plenipotentiary for Jesus Christ, representing Him well in front of the lives of my children and grandchildren.

See My Son’s Glory

See My Son’s Glory

The sun is up. A new day is here. My Son stays up. There’s nothing to fear. Creation shows What others may see. Look closely, child, See My Son’s glory. Shining brightly Within and without. Hearts illumined. In Him, there’s no doubt. Angels announce So souls will be...

Fun with Words

I learned the meanings of two new words this week. The words are: plenipotentiary and cogitating. (For fun, see if you can find these words in other blog posts on my Website.) Since childhood, I've been interested in exploring the meanings of words. Yet, I remember...

Fall Fun in Tennessee

Fall Fun in Tennessee

Fall season is a beautiful season in Tennessee. I feel so blessed to live in a state where I get to see the change of seasons. When the leaves of the deciduous trees change colors, the nature scenes in all parts of the state and nearby states are glorious! Fall, with...

Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunts are a lot of fun to do with your students, especially during the fall season. My students got so excited when they had the extra opportunity to be outside. When you design the scavenger hunt, you can definitely address the required standards at any...

The Call of the Dove

The Call of the Dove

In August, my husband and I were blessed to have a week vacation near Destin, Florida. Vacations are special times to rejuvenate. Each morning, I tried to start the day with a time to pray and write in my journal, spending quiet time, listening. Sometimes it can be...

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

I was going down memory lane today recalling a special time when my son and daughter were very young. My husband's parents had been visiting and we had decided to tour the Hermitage near Nashville. While waiting outside for our turn to tour the famous home, we...

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