Early Morning Preschool

The preschoolers get up so early that I can start them on their work before the first graders are even getting dressed.

  

This morning I took them all the way back to the letter “A” just to review, and they had several questions about ants.  So I found an insect video for them,  and now we know “ants have 6 legs but spiders have 8, but boys and girls do not have antennae or thorax.”

  

We also painted our tree seeds from our morning walks, including our acorns that also start with “A”.

  
  

Nathan gave violin lessons to Alex and Mary this morning, while Kirk worked on a reading game on the computer:

   
 

And as if that was not enough to start the day before the day started, we upped the level of cuteness with Baby Girl’s first dog ears:

   
    
    

It was a pretty good start to my day, even if it meant my oatmeal was cold by the time I got to it.

Because we did have scriptures, and prayers, and everyone fed and dressed and mostly happy.

So that makes for a good day, right?

Even when it feels like you need a nap just as the day is starting?

About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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