In a Jar

FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC This story demonstrates facets of social and emotional learning. These skills are not easily measured and therefore, sometimes less valued; yet, they are foundational for future academic learning. I hesitated to write about this event. This was a deeply personal time for our youngest group, but the understanding and the expression that […]

A Dandy Lion

Dandelion adapted from a poem by Nicolette Lennert Dandelion fluff Floats on a breeze Tickles my nose And makes me sneeze Some see a wish Some see a weed Some see food Bees love and need Dandelions provided much inspiration in the spring. Their bright, cheery color and ubiquitous nature made dandelions a perfect subject […]

Winter! (?)

…I have found no exact duplicate. In this inexhaustible storehouse of crystal treasures, what a delight is in store for all future lovers of snowflakes and of the beautiful in nature. W. A. Bentley – “Snowflake” Bentley “It’s too early. I never eat December snowflakes. I always wait until January.” – Lucy Van Pelt “They […]


“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder It’s a little past one in the afternoon. I call […]