Thursday, November 3, 2016

The three R's

"It's the simple thing in life that are the most extraordinary." ~ Paulo Coelho

This chart is one of the first Oracles I can remember.  Learning my ABC's.  I can't recall any of the nuns names that taught me at St. Gabriel's but I suppose I could do some research, which I can do since I can read.  I do know that I didn't care for them, especially Mother Superior, but that is a story for another day.  I am forever grateful that I learned to read and write. There is nothing so wonderful as the written word. I spent a good part of my childhood buried in books and have continued that love affair throughout my life.  So here is to all the teachers that I am forever grateful for.  SALUTE!

It also reminds me, a lot of answers I seek have simple solutions, just go back to the basics.

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  1. What a gift literacy is! I can't imagine not being able to read or write. Your simple solutions comment made me think of a Dr. Seuss quote:
    “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

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    1. So true. We are the ones that make life complicated. I guess that is part of fun of it, learn as we go.

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  2. did you have the brown paper tablets with chunks of wood still showing? The giant pencils three times bigger than a standard #2 yellow?

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    1. Yes and Yes. Those pencils were hard to work with and the nuns required perfection, if not we got our hands whacked with a ruler. Oh well, so long ago. What our memories bring to us from time to time.

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    2. Oh god the ruler whack and also the toilet paper that was like sawdust.Those nuns have a lot to answer for but also look where are and what we can do now...there is a happy medium. I have an Irish Catholic colleague who puts the fear of God into our learners. But they seem to like it....

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