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after 3 days of conferences with parents

sharing stories of each child’s gifts

i’m all talked out

but really loved the conversations.

“we are all gifted, that is our inheritance.”

-ethel waters



photo credit: bbc earth

“summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” ― william shakespeare



living in a college town

the signs of summer’s close

are always clear


it’s good to see

the students are back in session

making their transition

with a

float down the river kind of day.


the sound of music


the kinders picked out a happy tune on our well-worn and much-loved piano.

it was a very cold day and we were kept inside. it sounded like kinder-ragtime.


“The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children.”

Cherly Lavender


blading, gliding – slipping, sliding



it was a morning spent with the kindergarten on an ice skating adventure. filled with tip-toeing on skates, scooting on boots, giving rides on cones, running on ice, holding hands, tumbling, crashing, laughing, noses running. 



and all this, as our little hockey playing and figure skating kinders skate on by.



when it’s time to warm up with hot cocoa and donuts, they find themselves on equal ground, and they are all exhausted and so happy. and then, even our hockey players cry when it is time for moms and dads to leave, and for us to return to the cozy comfort of the circle rug in our classroom once more. and some of us feel newly discovered muscles in their legs the next day, that are apparently never used in this way, and take it real slow when going down the stairs. 

I would say my sense of adventure outweighs my grace – Kathy Ireland


image credits: freshcardsgifts.co.uk partylistyles.com 


it’s my story, and i’m sticking to it


returning to school this week for a bit of professional development. gearing up for the return of my kinders in just a couple of weeks. had a case of ‘mistaken identity’ this morning that made it clear that i’m getting back into school mode. 

reached into my purse, and this is what i expected to put on my lips:





instead, this is what i actually put on my lips:




good thing it is ‘disappearing purple’ color. 


Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.  – Albert Einstein