Dream BIG

The new Scholastic book order came in last week and I scored some new titles. My favorite has to be this Kristi Yamaguchi (Olympic Medalist turned Author) book called Dream Big Little Pig! Just look at the cover and you'll fall in love with this persistent little pig in pursuit of her passion. But after several dreams melt away, will she find one that suits her?

It reminded me of an article I read last spring at Inside the School about not being afraid to fall fail, and it sparked a bulletin board idea to get kids thinking about their goals and dreams:

Finally, it's this time of year every year when I'm reminded of one of the greatest love stories on ice E.V.E.R. I will forever be in awe of the graceful elegance of Olympic gold-medalist Figure Skaters Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov and, though it's been 13 years since he passed away, I still cannot watch this beautiful duo without being sad for Katia and their daughter.


  1. Good Morning, Barbara-Dear:

    Of course I am supposed to be getting ready for school, but noooooooooo. I'm all over the Internet, researching these two.
    I remember them as skaters, but just learned a lot more about them. It seemed so funny to see them practicing on a FLOOR!
    And then... How tragic! And what a loss.

    I'm assuming you've heard the song, "Dream Big"?

    We used it for Promotion one year--as a theme and as a main song. Very touching.
    If I knew you then, I would have thought:
    I have to tell Barbara about this!

    Wishing you a love-filled day (even if it is the day after...)

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  2. OK, so I'm not a twitter but look who is . . . SO touched by Kristi's tweet!

    Kristi Yamaguchi
    Thx Barbara for the nice words!

  3. I LOVE pigs. I HAVE to get that book :))) Thanks for sharing.

    Grade ONEderful


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