All posts tagged: Panera Bread

The Teacher is Talking: Getting Resourceful for Summer Break

By Leslie Lindsay It may be summer break in most areas of the country, so your classroom is bound to be shifting a bit.  Instead of neat rows of desks lined up in your neighborhood school, your child’s classroom is now the playground, the nature trail, the swimming pool, or perhaps a friendly day camp.  There are plenty of ways to “sneak” in summer learning without being overly teacher-ly.  Here are some ideas uncovered in just the last few days for little or no cost to you. Michaels Craft Stores have two summer tracks you may be interested in following.  Track One:  Kids Club. Meets every Saturday, starting June 1st and going thru July 6th.  For ages 3+, kids can benefit from a 30-minute hands-on crafting activity (all supplies included) with a Michaels staff member and bring home a craft. ($2/child). (Examples:  Father’s Day Card, Father’s Day Duck Tape Frame, Silly Shells,  4th of July Hat, and Summer Games).  All classes run every 30 minutes from 10-12noon.  Michaels Craft Stores Track Two: Passport to Imagination. Explore the 7 continents and their amazing landmarks and …

Special Edition: Speaking of Apraxia is HERE!!

By Leslie Lindsay This just in:  Speaking of Apraxia: A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech has arrived!!  I knew the book was scheduled for release Wedneday, March 28th but that as the author I would be receiving the book slightly ahead of schedule.  And it wasn’t able to be delivered to my home address, due to the need for the books–all 100–to be signed for.  So, I dutifully gave my publisher the address to my hubby’s office and waited on pins and needles to hear of the delivery. One day, about two weeks ago, my darling husband had said in passing “I can’t wait to open up those boxes and see it for myself.”  “Oh no, you don’t!” I responded.  “You will bring those books home and let me have the first look.  You will not–and I repeat–not–be opening that box at work!”  He grinned.  I wasn’t sure if he was teasing, or he just enjoyed seeing me get all fired up.  Alas, the books arrived yesterday around 1:30pm.  All 100 of them.  Each …

Write on, Wednesday: Advice from my 6yo

By Leslie Lindsay So, my 6 1/2 year-old daughter and I had lunch today at Panera.  As we were nibbling on our Valentine shortbread cookie, I asked her, “So how do you come up with ideas for your stories?”   She cocked her head, red hair falling about her shoulders and said, “Well, I just look around me and come up with something I see in the world.” I nodded and replied with, “Yeah.  That’s a good way to do it.” “Like that fly,” she continued.  “I could write what it’s like to be a fly who lives in the restaurant.” “Sure,” I responded.  “That would be an interesting story.” And that was about the end of that discussion. You see, as usual my little sprite is onto something.  Writing comes from within.  And while it’s true that writing is an excercise in introspection, it is fueled by your surroundings, your experiences, your philosophy on life. So, get out there and find a little slice of life you’d like to explore.  Or just be a fly on …