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OK, so I am currently looking at the supply list for my son Michael.  He is going into 7th grade.  And the list is long.

I am used to the list being long but the thing is, I always, somehow, end up with extra supplies which end up in a plastic bin in our basement.   I use these extras as needed or donate to the classroom.

This year, I vowed to dig into the bin BEFORE I went to the store to get the supplies for the year.

So I am rooting around in the bin and come across many things from bygone years.  Stickers, a random protractor and used crayons.  But there was a item that got me thinking. It was a plastic bag of scissors that all have Elizabeth’s name on them.

There were  at least four pairs with colored handles.  Innocent at first glance but loaded with memories. Read the rest of this entry »

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When Elizabeth was younger, she had adapted PE each week.

The teacher is an amazing, innovative, energetic lady. She would always have fun activities for Elizabeth to do. So much fun, in fact, that Elizabeth did not know she was learning a new gross motor skill!

One of the most fun things that Elizabeth used to talk about was when Miss Liz brought out her parachute.

“It is just fun” Elizabeth said.

Well it was through Elizabeth that this wonderful teacher and I became friends. And because of this friendship, I was asked if I wanted to train to teach some of her classes.

I did this and to this day, I love working with these children.

And I can tell you first hand, if you want to hear screams of delight, simply pull a colored parachute out of the bag and ask 

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