Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Our Ducklings

We released the ducklings into a pond in East Highlands Ranch.
It is gated and felt very secure.  Hopefully, they will do well.

Hope you are enjoying your summer vacation!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Beach Day and BBQ

Thanks Mr.Bill for being the BBQ king for the last three years!

Celebrating summer birthdays

Wow!  Look at that cake. It was yummy too.

Thanks to all the parent help, we served lunch and had a fun day.

Monday, June 2, 2014

A Kindergarten Miracle

What a special day we had today!
We have successfully hatched six ducklings in our classroom today!
Rachel Garcia ( a childcare provider of some of our Mariposa students and Kelly Moulder's mom)
saw a mallard duck laying eggs in her yard.  She came and talked to me about them because she was worried about the neighborhood cats.  Well, sadly the mother duck was run over by a car.   She had nine eggs in her nest and Rachel brought them to me.  I have been hatching chicks for 33 years.  So much fun, but I always wanted to hatch ducks.  I  had ducks as a child and have many wonderful story books about ducks.  I really didn't think they would hatch because they had been without the mother duck for at least 12 hours.  We thought they might hatch on Monday, May 26th.  No luck last week, and I thought I might as well leave the incubator on for the weekend since we weren't sure of the day they were layed.  I was so excited to see the two ducklings above in the incubator this morning.  We had four more hatch during the day.  

They are already playing in the water and very active.

Mallard ducklings!

Eating and drinking.

I made a duck quilt for my grandaughter Harper and started her collection of duck stories when she was born.
What a wonderful day for the crazy K teacher and her children.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Thank you so much!

I am so touched by the precious gifts that you gave me today!
I was speechless.  I feel so blessed.
Just love the notes from the kids!  Thank you for the amazing gift cards!

My beautiful locket and charms.

The kindest words read by the children.

Family Photos - Here's Toby!

This is Molly!

A wonderful visit with our son Wesley on spring break.

Our beautiful daughter Heather with her husband Travis and that darling granddaughter - Harper.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Joshua Tree Forest Ranger Visit

We had a terrific lesson on Bats from the Joshua Tree Forest Ranger today.
Kids were excited and excellent listeners.
The ranger was pleased with our knowledge about bats.

A puppet bat told us a poem about furry flyers.

Love how nice we raised our hands to answer questions.

We knew all about echolocation.

I couldn't resist adding a picture of funny Harper! Such a joy!  Almost 11 months old.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Flowers for Teacher Appreciation Week!

I feel very appreciated today!  Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers!
The children enjoyed them too!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Discovery Museum of the Desert

We had a wonderful day at the museum!  Thank you to all the parents and terrific children.
Getting ready to go

On the bus

Lots of fun