In the spirit of Dr. King


I am so proud to be a part of such an amazing group of educators at work that I have to share a little story.  This past Friday, our school lobby was overwhelmed with four and five year olds carrying placards with such demands as No More Nap Time, More Spinach, More Time for Painting, More Recess, Peace for Israel, and You Can’t Say You Can’t Play.  The demonstration was vocal but peaceful.  The headmaster was asked to address the crowd and announced that their voices had been heard and naptime would be suspended for that day.  The cheers were exuberant.  In the back of the crowd, one of our Pre-kindergarten students was holding up a picture of Martin Luther King, Jr.  After the children were complimented for their peaceful and nonviolent protest; the headmaster shared that he was reminded that Martin Luther King Jr. had used the same methods to bring great change to our country.  It was a perfect teaching moment and I was in awe of our preschool staff’s ability to connect the message of this great American on a level that could be understood by four and five year olds.


On this day, we renew our commitment to creating students who not just have the power of knowledge but have the capacity to think for themselves and act for the greater good.


I hope you and your family had a meaningful holiday weekend.  And to those parents whose Pre-Kindergarten children were off the wall on Friday afternoon and evening due to not having naps, consider it a sacrifice in the name of civil disobedience.




Great Job, Teachers!

The 2 Month Well Baby Exam -aka- first shots. :(

We took Grae to the pediatrician today for his two month check up.  The doctor was shocked at how much the little man had grown.  She said, “Are you SURE you are just feeding him breast milk???”  Bahaha!  He now weighs 14 pounds, 2 ounces and is 24 inches long- putting him in the


for both weight and height!  Wow! Dr. C said he looks perfect and is well proportioned, so we shouldn’t be alarmed by his rapid growth spurt.  (Last month he was in the 50th percentile for height.)

My little trooper also got his first set of vaccinations today.  Three shots in his thighs.  He didn’t even flinch for the first one.  The second one he took like a champ, with only a slight whimper.  By that time, he was SO over it, making the third and final vaccine pretty horrible. He screamed, his face turned red, and his little chin quivered.  It broke my heart.  Thankfully, he only cried for a second and was easily soothed with a big hug from Mommy. Daddy presented him with a great big bottle full of the good stuff and all was right with the world once again.


Pleeeeaaasseee? 🙂