Author Archives: ProfeJMarie (Janet Rundquist)

The Attempt Is All

Several years ago, a small, drive-through only coffee and ice cream cone shop opened in my neighborhood. It was just before drive-through windows were common for places like Starbucks and Caribou. Coffee for the parents and ice cream for the … Continue reading

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Monday Minutiae – 5/28/18

Divisors, Dividends, and Remainders Not long ago, one of my writer’s groups talked about what we did with words we discard from our final drafts. Delete entirely? Save? Save with any sort of organization? I’ll delete a random sentence or … Continue reading

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Monday Minutiae – 4/30/18

 Cooperative Learning When critics say that kids – students – don’t understand what they’re protesting or that they can’t possibly be mature enough to know their own minds, I want them to meet the 3rd grade student at one of … Continue reading

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Monday Minutiae – 4/22/18

New thing I’m going to try out: Summer Reading List I’ve got a novel idea surrounding the prolific “100 books everyone should read” lists, and since 99% of those lists consist almost entirely of white male authors, I figured I’d … Continue reading

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What Good Writing! What Bad Writing!

Do you remember that picture book that went: What good luck! Ned got a letter that said, “Please come to a surprise party.” What bad luck! The party was in Florida and he was in New York. Did you also … Continue reading

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Kindness Is Not Enough

This whole “Walk Up Not Out” thing has gotten a little out of hand, and for the record, my biggest complaint about it is the “Not” in the phrase. Like we can’t do both. Like protest is a bad thing. … Continue reading

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Embracing the Hygge Trend

My friend and colleague, Marcia, and I made a pact last fall: this year we would embrace winter. We wouldn’t complain about the cold or how long the season lasts in this state (MN, in case you needed that info). … Continue reading

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