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Title:Caterpillar Kisses: Lessons My Kindergarten Class Taught Me About Life
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Caterpillar Kisses: Lessons My Kindergarten Class Taught Me About Life by Christine Pisera Naman

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Caterpillar Kisses: Lessons My Kindergarten Class Taught Me About Life When my kindergartners left me they left me with the most wonderful memories and the imprints of their kisses upon my heart To me the blessed little events the tiny magical moments and the wonderful quick coincidences were like kisses From the Introduction .

A former kindergarten teacher Christine Pisera Naman watched over many classes of five year olds as they made their way through the school year and discovered new things about themselves and the world around them In i Caterpillar Kisses i she turns her observations and insights into twelve delightful real life vignettes one for each month of the year .

The stories bring to life events large and small that help these wiggly unsure caterpillars grow into beautiful and confident butterflies From a first trip to the zoo to making angels in the snow the kids embrace every new experience with all the silliness enthusiasm and wonder familiar to anyone who has spent time with a five year old Naman explores the more difficult moments of childhood as well offering sensitive reassuring stories about the fear of thunderstorms and encountering death for the first time Life lessons are tucked within everyday activities including a hilarious session of learning literally how to walk in the other guy s shoes and another emphasizing the importance of making others feel accepted But the students are not the only ones undergoing change During the course of the year their teacher learns the best way to deal with too many apples for the teacher and comes to understand the true meaning of spirituality and the simple joy of dancing in the rain .

Alternately laugh out loud funny and poignant i Caterpillar Kisses i illustrates the good things that come from looking at life through the eyes of children It is perfect for anyone looking for the magic in everyday life .

Luminous Sometimes when spending time with children it is just so clear that they are i our i teachers i Caterpillar Kisses i shows us some of the small but tender lessons we stumble upon during the metamorphosis that occurs each and every day in a young child s life .

Ann S Ruethling founder and vice president of merchandising Chinaberry Inc .

i From the Hardcover edition i

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In her previous work i i Christine Pisera Naman has become well known for sharing the small but inspiring lessons she has learned from the real life struggles and triumphs of average people i Christmas Lights i Naman s first work of fiction evokes that same warmth and tenderness in stories set during the holiday season and centered on the lives of ordinary women br br In separate vignettes we meet Katherine who is taking care of her ailing husband Julianna juggling with construction paper scissors and rubber cement in a room full of high spirited four year olds Adrianna struggling with the difficulties of marriage Cassandra the busy mother of toddlers Victoria searching for a love to call her own Alexandra a young woman waiting for word from her doctor about an uncertain diagnosis and Isabella discovering the gift of motherhood The lives of all the women come together in a moving conclusion that perfectly captures the heart and soul of the holiday spirit br br Alternately laugh out loud funny and poignant i Christmas Lights i celebrates the most significant aspects of the season Small beautifully designed and full of festive cheer it is the ideal gift for anyone longing to rediscover the magic of Christmas, When my kindergartners left me they left me with the most wonderful memories and the imprints of their kisses upon my heart To me the blessed little events the tiny magical moments and the wonderful quick coincidences were like kisses From the Introduction br br A former kindergarten teacher Christine Pisera Naman watched over many classes of five year olds as they made their way through the school year and discovered new things about themselves and the world around them In i Caterpillar Kisses i she turns her observations and insights into twelve delightful real life vignettes one for each month of the year br br The stories bring to life events large and small that help these wiggly unsure caterpillars grow into beautiful and confident butterflies From a first trip to the zoo to making angels in the snow the kids embrace every new experience with all the silliness enthusiasm and wonder familiar to anyone who has spent time with a five year old Naman explores the more difficult moments of childhood as well offering sensitive reassuring stories about the fear of thunderstorms and encountering death for the first time Life lessons are tucked within everyday activities including a hilarious session of learning literally how to walk in the other guy s shoes and another emphasizing the importance of making others feel accepted But the students are not the only ones undergoing change During the course of the year their teacher learns the best way to deal with too many apples for the teacher and comes to understand the true meaning of spirituality and the simple joy of dancing in the rain br br Alternately laugh out loud funny and poignant i Caterpillar Kisses i illustrates the good things that come from looking at life through the eyes of children It is perfect for anyone looking for the magic in everyday life br br Luminous Sometimes when spending time with children it is just so clear that they are i our i teachers i Caterpillar Kisses i shows us some of the small but tender lessons we stumble upon during the metamorphosis that occurs each and every day in a young child s life br br Ann S Ruethling founder and vice president of merchandising Chinaberry Inc br br br i From the Hardcover edition i, Twenty three year old Mary Grace Mastrianni returns home to face her past Having had a lonely childhood after the painful death of her mother she thought she left it all behind her when she escaped to New York City to attend college and build a new life But after being forced to return to sell the family home memories of her early years surround her making her come to terms with unresolved feelings and desires she had pushed away for so long br br Finding her mother s tattered and worn sweater that has not been touched since the day of her mother s passing Mary Grace apprehensively puts it on wrapping it around herself for comfort Teary eyed she slides her hand into its pocket to discover a yellowing square of paper on which a Novena is printed The prayer promises that any request will be granted as long as the person fervently prays the prayer in church for nine consecutive days Mary Grace who has often found herself lacking faith decides to stay in town just long enough to pray the Novena In her heart she holds a very special request As Mary Grace dutifully proceeds along her nine day journey of prayer she undoubtedly feels her faith growing The beauty of God surrounds her but she can t help but wonder if her most heartfelt prayer will be answered Nine Days is the story of one woman s discovery of the presence of God s amazing grace br her early years surround her making her come to terms with unresolved feelings and desires she had pushed away for so long, September will forever be etched into our memories as a day of tragedy and despair Yet in spite of the fact that so many lives were lost in an instant there is hope for our future It lives in the innocence and beauty of newborn babies proof that life is a circle and that hope always exists even in the direst of circumstances br br In this delightful book Christine Pisera Naman whose son Trevor was born on that fateful day has gathered together striking black and white photos of her child and forty nine other babies who share the same birthday Gathered from each of the fifty states in the union these shining faces give hope to our nation as its citizens reflect on the anniversary of September br br With simple eloquence the author shares two wishes that she has for each little one such as br br br I hope that you find good in all people br I hope you catch snowflakes on your tongue br I hope you always have more than you need and share your plenty br I hope you are someone s dream come true br Through the smiling photos of these precious babies readers will remember that even in tragedy there is always a ray of sunshine With new life there is always hope br br A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated the Twin Towers Orphan Fund Charity