Pineapple upside down cake cooking !

Today has been another hectic day.  I am not sure why other than Dallas wasnt here and I have gotten rather used to her extra set of hands.  But  close your eyes now and imagine cooking with 16 preschoolers .  That can make things seem just a little chaotic.  The kids love cooking . Usually […]

If you’re happy

                One of the first things we did this morning was make name bracelets.  The children picked the letters of their name out from MANY letter beads on a tray and matched them to a card to make their name. Then Ms Dallas helped them string them on […]


> We all get bit by it ever once in a while dont we ? The angry monster comes up and bites us on the hiney and we start to yell… and yell … and cry and kick. No, I didnt explain anger to the children like that . This blog is for YOU… so […]

Puddle Jumpers

>Today our lesson plans said ” Feelings and Emotions,” but several of the kids came in all wound up about the thunderstorm that was happening when they arrived at school. A couple of them were expressing very STRONG emotions about something. I cant help but think that it had something to do with the weather […]

Not even a mouse…

> Our first nap time of this year just started and so far so good…. We have had no screamers or runners. As the norm we started the ” I gotta go potty one more time” parade. This early in the year you hate to say “no” even if they just went. This is the […]

Can we have ” class ” outside ?

> Learning takes place everywhere. The way that we learn here is not worksheet based so we can do it anywhere! Did I have lesson plans ? Yes! Did I still go by them ? YES! We were still talking about feelings and emotions today. One of the best ways to learn about a child […]

Who’s Al ?

> Dress up play is so important . Do you remember playing dress up when you were a small child ? Randy is 58 and still talks about the day he put on a cape and thought he really could fly. There is so much to learn in the dress up room. Here is an […]

Power Words and the book ” Water”

> One of the activities we did today was from the book called ” Water” by Frank Asch . The books talks about the many places we find water – in a waterfall and in a salty tear. The art in this book is amazing. My sister in law also does family child care and […]

Monday Morning Comes Early

> This weekend was a blast. I think I enjoy doing conferences more than I do the children’s concerts. Maybe it is the energy of having so many people on a room that all love the same thing – teaching preschooler ! Randy and I did a workshop / concert at the North West Arkansas […]


> I was SO thrilled to look at my lesson plans and see that today we were talking about ” wind.” I dont think we could have had better timing with the ” wind advisory” that was issued this morning until 9 PM tonight. Right as we started a science experiment, we had company come […]