Sunday, April 24, 2011


Today is Easter, the sun is shining and the air is warm!! At long last! As you can see from the photos, our Easter parties were on snowy days. This is as late in the season as Easter can ever be and still it was cold and wintery right up to the last minute. Then WOW! What better way to frame the G00d News that Jesus lives! Isn't it good to know that no matter what spring throws our way, Easter still comes! Hope your Easter was beautiful!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Today has been feeling much more like spring with temperatures in the 50s! Our talk at school has been about birds and nesting and planting seeds. As soon as the children walked in the door Tuesday and Wednesday they went to work filling cups with soil and planting seeds for Mothers' Day. (The kind of seed is a secret. We aren't telling for now!) Of course, the seeds need water and sun to sprout so we have made an indoor garden of sorts by placing the pots in watering trays and putting them in the sunny windows in room 5-6. We will water them every day, checking to see if the sleeping seeds have begun to grow. Outside our windows we are watching the Pre School Garden. From our windows it appears that the garden is still sleeping, just like our seeds. Then we took a walk outside to examine the garden. Some tulips are coming up! They were planted last fall by our four year old classes. What a great spring surprise! I hope the bunnies don't find them. Shhhhh..... don't tell them.
After we planted our seeds today our hands were dirty and who should come to visit our classes? Evelyn, a Public Health student from Bethel University, came to demonstrate how we should wash our hands so that they really get clean. We need to soap all of the surfaces of our hands including between our fingers and on our fingernails. How long should we suds our hands? Keep washing until you finish singing the "Alphabet Song" or "Happy Birthday!"
This has been a busy week!