Thundercake !

It was hard to get out of bed this morning with the gentle sound of the rain hitting the mud kitchen outside our bedroom window.  But alas we did and it was a wonderful day. As the children arrived today there were smiles … those great big smiles were  sometimes wearing  a raincoat and new […]


I have a love/ hate relationship with assessments.   A developmental assessment is required of all children enrolled in an ABC program within 45 days of enrollment.  I do another assessment at the end of the year because what good is the assessment without something to compare it to ?   So , I hate […]

Groceries and Mud Puddles

Today was one of those days as a teacher that you say ” YIPEE SKIPPEEE  the opportunities to learn  I set up for the kids is WORKING !” and ” It was SO worth it to stay up late and look like crap the next morning for this ! ”  As I listened to the […]

Rainy Day Fun

When the teacher is away…. WE PLAY !                                       Mrs. Jessica played with us and we put the number of snow flakes on our mat .                       […]

It’s Raining It’s Pouring

What do you do when you plan a rain unit the week AFTER all the rain ?  YOU MAKE IT RAIN !!                                                                   […]

Rainy days and Coconuts

Today was kind of a slow day at preschool. We have three friends out sick and it is raining. The mixture of those two makes for a very unusually calm day.  You know how it rains and we sometimes say ” the rain just makes me want to snuggle up and sleep all day?”  I […]

Rainboot Heaven

                              There was lots of spontaneous learning going on in our room today.    On days like this it is hard to stop the play to move on to my agenda.  Hm…. I will let that thought soak in a little. […]

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 […]

Spring Break… not really !

> Today we had 11 kids show up for school out of 16. I was able to spend some quiet time watching the kids play and was really touched by their kind spirits. That doesnt mean that everyone was happy all the time and got along but for the most part it was calm and […]

A New Friend !

> Can someone turn on the heat please ! It is SO cold outside today! Even in the freezing temperatures we had a brave new friend start school with us today. The little girl with Malia in the picture below is Andrea. Andrea is Daniel’s cousin. Andrea is taking Danny’s place. I love watching the […]