My corner of the world is paradise. My cabin sits in a clearing among huge ponderosa pines and Douglas fir trees. A creek babbles along through a small gully and the birds sing as they build their nests. Squirrels chatter as they scramble from tree top to tree top and bears stop to sniff the air. The sweet scent of wood smoke drifts lazily along the breeze and hawks call from the sky as they circle the clearing on outstretched wings. Visitors to my little cabin in the Southern Colorado Rocky Mountains “OOOHHH and AHHH” as a herd of mule deer daintily tip toe across the yard. “Beautiful!” they exclaim. “You are so lucky.”
In September of 2018 John Rosemond published an article titled, “Leaning Toward Pre-K Education? You May Want to Think Again”. In this article he asserts that academic instruction for Pre-K students is a waste of time and money.
When our dog, Cole died in 2014, my husband and I were devastated. He was such a great dog. He was a black mutt, part border collie, part lab, maybe some chow chow or some cocker spaniel, who knows? My husband and his youngest daughter found him in a box of other puppies in a Safeway parking lot with a sign that said, “Free Puppies”.
When I was a senior in high school, I took a weekend college class run by the local college on winter wilderness survival. It was held at a camp located in the Southern Colorado Rocky Mountains at an elevation of about 9000 feet above sea level. It was a cold, snowy three days in January. January, my friends, we were camping in January!
Today we have a foot of snow on the ground and more coming down. It reminds me of a favorite science and art activity.
This activity can be expanded into the outdoors and covers several developmental bench marks.
I have heard a lot of controversy surrounding the practice of teaching cursive writing to children. I have definite ideas on this subject!! Here is my rant on this important subject.