Joy

On Celebrating a Milestone Birthday!

I was born on Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, January 15th. I always figured that, in part gave birth to my strong social conscience. It certainly has been a guiding force in how and why I dedicated my life to teaching and learning with others, all ages, stages, needs and gifts. In particular, teaching scholars-in-waiting […]

Happy New Year and Decade, 2020 Love!

What the world needs now is love! Thanks, Santa, I have the best present ever. Did Elf tell you? Happy New Year 2020, May this year be a love fest for everybody, everywhere. I know we can heal the world with love, optimism and joy! My last decade started with final years of my beloved […]

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

It all starts with Santa. Simple as that. Getting ready for Santa means embracing our inner child, remembering simpler times with eyes glowing in anticipation. For this moment, let’s savor bliss such as looking at colorful outdoor lights, wearing silly sweaters, reading a treasured book, listening to seasonal music, baking, enjoying those and so many […]

Tex-Mex Night Before Christmas!

Have a fun time with this classic Tex Mex version of “Night Before Christmas”. Friends shared this many years ago and it’s such a special holiday treat! ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the casa, Not a creature was stirring Caramba! Que pasa? Los ninos were tucked away in their camas, Some in […]

A Hallelujah Kind of Childhood

Excited child

After hearing of Bev Bos’s passing earlier this year, I spent a couple of days reviewing and reflecting on her writing. A 1995 article called “JOY in Early Childhood Programs” particularly spoke to me, as it has so often in the last 20 years. Bev wrote that, sadly, joy is not often a consideration for […]

Ten Lovely Minutes

Lovely

There were only about fifteen minutes left in what had, up until this point, been a great day. Actually, considering it was the first day back from Winter Break, I would have to say ithadbeenan amazing day! I was making rounds and trying to circulate through classrooms one last time before the day ended. As […]

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