Author Archives: Deb Barends

About Deb Barends

I am a recently retired, reinvented, primary teacher doing things I have always loved- hiking, photographing, drawing and painting, collaging and consulting among other creative outlets.

To Mrs. V. with Love…

To Mrs. V., With Loveā€¦ There are rare moments during the school year when teachers have the opportunity to completely diverge from their set plans without losing a day of learning. These moments go beyond what any teacher could have … Continue reading

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Taking My Own Advice

one little daffodil up close & personal…

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Looking at the World Up Close

I’ve put my paintbrush and drawing supplies away for a few days and exchanged all my usual supplies for my camera. I’ve spent hours out on the trail enjoying the gorgeous and unusually warm weather. The views have been exceptional … Continue reading

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Doodling-DO!

I’m not quite sure I’ve always doodled, but I’ve been at it for quite a while now. The first evidence I have found of my doodling are from notebooks my senior year in high school. All through college and beyond … Continue reading

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Poetry Month is Almost Here!

Tomorrow begins another month but not just any month- It’s Poetry Month! Now not everyone waits until April to start writing poetry in the classroom but even if you haven’t had much time to squeeze it in between test prep … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

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As a lover of winter and snow I still hold out hope for at least one little snowfall. It’s late enough now and safe to say that it wouldn’t last long. One good snowfall would sweetly freshen the earth. The … Continue reading

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