I can honestly say there is no such thing as ‘winter doldrums’ when you’re working with preschoolers, and VMS is no exception.  Besides a renewed focus on learning after the winter break, the frequent snows we’ve had keep the energy level high.  To further their learning experiences (and just for fun), the children have enjoyed two very different programs in the new year: well-known storyteller Arianna Ross of Story Tapestries came to VMS and delighted the children with animal tales from Asia, and Sarah, a dental hygienist, provided the children with lots of good information about keeping their teeth healthy.

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I loved watching everyone’s faces, children and parents alike, when they first saw the Christmas tree in our Big Room last week. Easily 12-14 feet tall, that tree was overwhelming when I first saw it.

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Our annual Thanksgiving Feast is today and everyone is psyched!  The classes have all been busy preparing the dishes (yes, from scratch, or very nearly) they’ll share with the other rooms:

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