Thursday, November 28, 2013

Oh, the Merry Making is here

 The Merry Making has started.  From here on out there will be tons of merry making going on in our classrooms.  Next week we will be constructing our trees for each classroom and they will be filled with lots of handmade things by your children.  All of which will go home when we part on the 19th and 20th.

Last year was the first year we started making gift tags and cards.  I really love making them and I especially love that you can take them to a copy centre and get a bunch printed.  What could possibly be lovelier to send out the family near and far!

We absolutely love this time of the year and I love what this small shift in our working environment does for our children and their hearts.  Don't be surprised if it starts unfolding at home.  We have some incredible artist working in our house!
 ~Ms. Michelle

Sunday, November 24, 2013


 There has been a great deal of construction happening in the
classroom.  When children engage in this type of activity they areexperimenting with math, physics, design and a whole host of otherconcepts.  They are learning about size, shape and balance and howthey impact each other. ~Ms. Melanie

Friday, November 8, 2013

This Moment

{this moment}
A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Apple Cinnamon Muffins


    • 3 cups flour
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
    • 1 cup milk
    • 2/3 cup butter, melted
    • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
    • 2 cups finely chopped tart apples


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix together.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients and stir until flour mixture is moistened.
  4. Spoon batter into 2 greased or paper-lined 12-cup muffin pans.
  5. Bake at 375 for 19-23 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for about 5 minutes before removing from pan.
    These muffins turned out beautifully for today's afternoon snack.  I might try and decrease the sugar next time and make them with dairy alternatives like coconut oil and rice milk.  There is always a way to modify things.  Happy Baking!