May 11

Teacher Appreciation Day

I know that teachers have made a huge impact on my daughter’s life, so I join you in thanking teachers.

I love teaching!  It is my passion and calling.  What profession could be more rewarding and fun?  Each day is different and my hours are filled with laughter and hugs!  I watch children grow in wisdom and discover their gifts.  Together we create, wonder, study, discover, and experiment.  The children enrich my life and inspire me to be a better person.  I am blessed to share their days!   Thank you for making me feel special on Teacher Appreciation Day!

May 10

Bubbles

Carrie and Laura planned a fun Parent Spot around the science of bubbles.  Why are all bubbles spheres?  Why do you see colors in bubbles? What causes the skin to form around bubbles?  After making our own bubble wands, we went outside and experimented with bubbles.

May 6

Tangrams

A  tangram is a traditional Chinese puzzle made of a square divided into seven pieces (one parallelogram, one square and five triangles) that can be arranged to create designs.

Legend has it that long ago in China there lived a man named Tan.  He dropped a beautiful ceramic tile, his most prized possession, and it broke into seven geometric pieces.  He spent the rest of his life trying to put it back together.

The first challenge was to take a set of tans and make a square.  I was impressed with the children’s perseverance.  Congratulations to Peyton for being the first one to make the square.  It is harder than it looks!