Sunday, September 30, 2007


I missed Lorelei's first day of school picture (boo hoo)
Drum line and marching band practice is taking up most of her free time
Her smile says it all - music equals happy!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sliii-iiiide down

We are absolutely LOVING our yellow slide whistles!

Julia's kitchen

I have been so busy getting classes off the ground this last week my blog has been quietly waiting. Today I ran across this wonderful Smithsonian Site thanks to the Splendid Table author Lynn Rosetto Casper who sends me a nice recipe every week.

Did you know that the all the French Chef shows were taped in Julia's home kitchen in Cambridge MA? They have dismantled the kitchen and put it back together at the Natural Museum of American History. BUT, you can see it all and read about every piece here in Julia Child's Kitchen

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


If only I had a camera today. I am sitting at our new studios in the Arts at River Ridge Building. Happy to find I have a wireless internet connection from here - cool.

To my left a Village class of 6 babies, 5 mommies and 1 daddy, tossing and catching scarves, singing "Oh my little boys, who made your britches?"

Just down the hall is an Our Time class. 12 children, 10 mommies, 1 grandma and 1 care giver. I hear them tapping sticks to a French Folk Tune.

Watching these classes is my delight - the only better place for me would be to be inside the door, but this is sweet.

Pictures to come.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I miss Molly

Molly taught me how to blog, is inspirationally creative, writes perfect words about kids and music, is an extraordinary web surfer, has a voice that is nice to hear. Where are you Molly?

Thursday, September 06, 2007

9th grade conversation

Mom: "Oh wait Tucker, I want to take your picture."
Tucker: "Aw"
Mom: (whiney) "come on, its the first day of school"
Tucker: (with an exhale) "alright, if you must"
Mom: "I do" - click, click, click. "have a good day honey, I love you"
Tucker: "I love you too mom. Bye."

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Happy . . . . day

Yes, it is the first day of school and Peter Rabbit Day, the first story of this curious friend was released on September 4 1893. My sister Elizabeth is starting a new teaching job today, and we were surfing the web for good circle time ideas when we came across a calendar that lists a special thing for everyday. I was delighted to know that Peter Rabbit Day coincides with the first day of school. By the way - it is also "eat an extra dessert day", "Beetle Bailey day" and "newspaper carriers day" - who knew?

Monday, September 03, 2007

Steady Beat Counts

In Kindermusik Village we help your baby FEEL the beat

In Kindermusik Our Time we PLAY with the beat

In Kindermusik Imagine that we VARY the beat

In Kindermusik for the Young Child we READ and WRITE the beat

Important steady beat activities: walking, running, galloping, ball bouncing, bike riding, scissor cutting, READING, singing, instrument playing, living.

Thanks to Kindermusik with Jeanne

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Happy Labor Day

By Imani Oasis Love
Take rest; A field that has rested gives a bountiful crop