Author Archives: stfleming

About stfleming

Reader, writer, teacher, thinker and dreamer. Lector, escritor, profesor, pensador y soñador. I teach in the St. Paul Public Schools. Enseño en las escuelas públicas de St. Paul, Minnesota.

Writer’s Workshop Ideas- Fun, Engaging

A colleague in my K- 5 school asked for a few ideas about making writer’s workshop fun and engaging.  I love those questions because it allows me to be creative and gather ideas.  Here are a few ideas to get … Continue reading

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Irish Soda Bread

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day I offer my mom’s Irish Soda Bread recipe… again.  Enjoy! Mmmmmm!

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Saturday’s Sun

Playing tag with me Between the West Side houses Springtime rising up Playing hide and seek As I drive through shutter slats Found, hidden, found, hid… Olly oxen free Winter’s snow gives way to life No-sleeve freedom play

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After Her Death

Following my mother’s death We fought about the things. We argued over furniture and Heirloom diamond rings. The Waterford from Ireland, And oil-on-canvas art, Madam Alexander Dolls, Keepsakes of the heart. Two lifetimes worth of Kodak prints, The sweaters knit … Continue reading

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The Tooth Fairy: a True Story

Last Friday I read a story with a first grade student during his independent reading time. Actually, he read to me a story of the Tooth Fairy.  His ancestors of a few generations back came from Mexico (that will matter … Continue reading

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The Cupboard

The ratty kitchen cupboard door stood open every morning. And everyday I told my kid, “This is your final warning! “You have to, must and always will keep spices from the light within the safety of the doors, the cupboard … Continue reading

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Writing Poem for Year’s End

Writing for year’s end On paper thinking, today reflecting Aimless thoughts a wander. Judging not the honesty of this day, The moment, Tomorrow’s truth might morph. But today I write and today I know I know today.

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