Red and Yellow Make Orange

Today was a peaceful fun.   I am sure Dallas ( our visiting volunteering mommy ) didnt think it was peaceful but it was.  Normally the average speed of the room is about 100 MPH . Today was a steady 85 ! 🙂 I discovered a plant this morning that gets neglected a little. Ok.. […]

An Art Lesson

Today we had 5 friends out.  Four were sick and one had a doctors appt.   Needless to say, it has been a little quiet today.  Well… if you don’t count the guy hammering on the roof outside.   The kids did enjoy watching Nathan through the window  as he repaired our roof from the […]

5 Little Pumpkins

Today I focused most of our activities on counting.   In small groups we read a  counting book called two little witches.  It is great for getting the kiddos to begin thinking about addition.  After reading the book I laid the pumpkins number cards on the table and we took turns seeing which numbers we […]

Halloween is coming !

Halloween will be here before we know it.  The next two weeks we will use the holiday to teach things like the letter H and the colors orange and black.  We will also explore what it means for something to be real and not real – which is very important this time of year. We […]

Candy Highs !

> I took this picture to show you the new unbreakable mirrors I got in for the play areas but as I posted it.. I thought it was a good representation of our day. Can you say sugar high the day after Halloween ? And then… a few pictures from party day! Whew. We made […]

Happy Halloween

>I just arrived at our bed and breakfast in Mountain View , Arkansas for the weekend. We are here for a festival that we come to every year called the ” bean festival.” It is mainly a music festival with tons of blue grass and country music. Randy loves it… thus I tag along. I […]

Today is MY Friday

> Randy and I are going out of town for the weekend, so today is our Friday. Jodie and Devin will be in charge tomorrow. I know they are looking forward to all the Halloween Festivities. I made a few orders last week and had some new things arrive today. Below is our new marker […]

Estimation ….we just dont get it yet

> The halloween fun has already begun… Sharpening fine motor and math skills can be fun ! Gross motor ( large muscles) – tossing a pumpkin in the can. Geneviette and Rosanna built a pet shop. Rosanna is the pet ! 🙂 Emeri holding our pumpkin to try and guess how much it weighed. Estimation […]

The Little Old Lady

> One of the kids favorite books is called ” The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything.” It has lots of predictive text in it . Today we decided to add some props and actions to the story. The pants go wiggle wiggle… The shirt goes shake , shake… The two white […]


> First thing this morning we had a visit from a WITCH! Malea’s mom was dressed up for a function at work . The kids were quiet at first but loved seeing her. Here are some of the activities I had out on the table today. Things that are homemade and the kids enjoy. Make […]