Ray’s Christmas!

A Dog's Life ... and mine ... and yours!

The “big kid” late Christmas Eve. He was trying so hard to keep his eyes open. He would obviously have no idea what was going on but, due to a few changes in routines and decor, he would have known that something was up!

Sleep eventually won, and he missed seeing Santa, but he still got a bag of huge biscuits. He was happy on Christmas Day morning, and even happier later when he smelled the turkey!

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Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

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