Sunday, September 8, 2013

ABC Preschool - where you can join us!

Preschool classes, open for enrollment!

We would like a few children to come and join us through our
themed abc lessons this year.

Each class focus on one letter.
We will practice letter sound and formation.
Each child will receive a fun letter flashcard.
We will also do fun learning based on the letter theme.
There will be books, songs, bible verses, play and snack.

Each 2 hour class will be $30 per child.
The preschool classes will be for children ages 3 and 4.
(We can talk about almost three year olds, and 5 year olds, too,
if you think your child would fit well in this class.  We are flexible.)

**email me at to sign up!
**We're getting started soon!

Here's the general overview and schedule for the rest of 2013

  • a is for apple - September 16th

It's Apple Time!
Apple flavors, art, games, science.
We'll talk seasons and the life of a plant.

  • b is for butterfly - September 30th

and birds, bees, bugs and bats.
We'll explore all these amazing pollinators.
We'll do some dress up and games 
have a big backyard pollinators hunt.

  • c is for chameleon - October 7th

Camouflaging Chameleons are cool!
We'll learn about these crazy lizards.
We will also learn about the color wheel and mixing.
Chameleon's Colors by Chisato Tashiro

  • d is for daisy - October 21st

patterning, matching, daisy family study.
ingredients for growth.
seed and soil study.
What Kind of Seeds are These? by Heidi Roemer

  • e is for egg - November 4th

Fabulous books - 
Chickens aren't the only Ones by Ruth Heller
An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Aston
Shape and size comparison study
Egg art and games

  • f is for fish - November 18th

Learning about fish and friends.
Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Big Al by Andrew Clements
Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni

  • g is for goose & h is for horse - December 2nd

We are going to learn about farm animals.
The geese and ganders and horses and the sheep...
Barnyard fun.  And a little Mother Goose, too.

  • i is for inchworm - December 16th

We'll read about the inchworm, of course.
We will also learn about measuring length.

  • j is for jellyfish -  January 6th

Jellyfish learning and playing with Ooey-Gooey stuff.

You are welcome to sign up for one class, some classes, or all!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Nine Year Letter

Dear Scott,
Remember this?

Like it was yesterday, right?

Nine Years.  Nine years of being married to you.  This is something I love. 

 Nine years sort of seems like a long time.  But then, not really.
I hope this is just the dawn of our marriage.
I hope it goes on and on for many more years.  (60 or more?!)

Walking this life with you is a privilege and joy.
There are sometimes clouds in our skies, sometimes there is a lot of dirt.
We encounter rocks and weeds along our way.
There are also little wild flowers.  And cultivated ones, too.
Refreshing waters and soft grasses.

But the looking behind and ahead and in the right now, the view is really beautiful.

Things look lovely, standing here with you.  

Happy anniversary my love!

Your wife (Erin)

*First photo is our wedding.  Obviously.
Following photos are from our anniversary date,
Early morning hike at Wilder Ranch State Preserve Santa Cruz.
Then we had one of the best breakfasts ever at Cafe Brasil.
Brazilian food?  YUM.  I tried to do a Brazilian dinner tonight, in fond memory.
It did not compare.  I need to work on this.  But, I am not complaining.
It will be a fun work.
We bummed around the rest of our day, after breakfast,
shopping and walking and exploring more.
We bought the kids shark teeth and the Daddy told them a tale about Sharks at Wilder.
They were in awe.