Emily Martin | Writing the Quiet World

Downpour spotted in our local Barnes & Noble

December 3rd, 2013

Our little family was browsing our local Barnes & Noble this past weekend when we came across… you guessed it: Downpour!


I couldn’t help but ask a bookseller to snap a picture, so then I regretted having my Sunday hair on. But …

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Downpour Featured at Early Literacy Fair

November 22nd, 2013

The time was 9:30am-12:00pm. The date: November 20. And the place was the Harker Heights Public Library, just outside of Fort Hood, TX. The Military Child Education Coalition‘s Parent to Parent Team at Fort Hood (or The Ladies in Purple!)  joined many other organizations as part of an early literacy fair aimed to …

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Early Literacy Blog “Ripper Resources” Features Downpour

November 15th, 2013

It’s always a little moment in heaven when you’re futzing about the internet and you come across the sharp little blog of an educator, who has a fondness for poppies and the rain.

Ripper Resources is a lovely and thorough blog (relatively new, too, so get on it!) that describes ways in which different …

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Duncan Elementary Knows How to Party

October 26th, 2013

Today, the Ladies in Purple, also known as the MCEC Parent to Parent Team at Fort Hood, were at it again. They were kind enough to take me along so I could meet all of the little kumquats over at Duncan Elementary (Fort Hood, TX) as part of their regularly-scheduled “Teddy Time.”

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Wee Readers at Montague Village Elementary

October 10th, 2013

Some weeks are memorable, and this was one of them. I had almost too much fun with the Wee Readers at Montague Village Elementary (Fort Hood, TX) where I spent my early October 4th morning.


The Military Child Education Coalition

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