Reggio Inspired Provocations with Flowers

As a Teacher I know there are countless ways in which to implement lessons, set up provocations, encourage interests for young children, so I thought I would show some ways in which I like to set up a simple provocation. Initial set up is aesthetically pleasing to me, the adult, but I never know forContinue reading “Reggio Inspired Provocations with Flowers”


I always forget how quickly spring flowers come and how in one blink they can be gone.  I ran outside to capture one of my favorite rhododendrons in my yard.  I don’t know the name of this one.  I love the violet color!  If anyone has a favorite color please share! 🙂  Also, I mayContinue reading “Rhododendrons!”

Frosting Flowers

Hi!  This was a gluten, dairy and potato free vanilla and chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream frosting I made about two months ago.  My parents loved it!  The blue flowers turned out, but my pink ones had troubles.  Oh, the butter cream is made with a non-hydrogenated margarine and shortening. I think it wouldContinue reading “Frosting Flowers”

Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Bars

I made these gluten and dairy free chocolate chip bars today.  I added unsalted peanuts for a bit more texture. I simply followed the chocolate chip package directions except I substituted my own gluten free flour blend and added 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum (binder).  I also added about a 1/2 cup of almond milkContinue reading “Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Bars”

Painting Expressions!

  When a three year old girl paints the process is the most valuable aspect of the artistic experience.  Sometimes a child will come back to that creative piece of work and add words, statements, or even a story to the piece.  And sometimes the story will change each time that child looks at herContinue reading “Painting Expressions!”