Monday, June 25, 2012

Mount Mansfield

One of my most favorite places to be is the highest point in Vermont . . . Mount Mansfield.  My entire family skis there in the winter (husband, children, father, brothers, nieces and nephews) and we enjoy hiking the mountain in the summer.  When you look at the mountain from far away it looks like the side of a persons face.  The different peaks on the mountain are even named after the parts of a face, Forehead, Nose, Chin and Adam's Apple.  Here is the Nose.  Can you find the other parts?

On June 20th my husband Bill and I hiked up one of our favorite trails, Nosedive, and then continued on to the top of the mountain to the Nose.  Twenty five years earlier we stood on the very same spot and were married.  It was a very special day and we had a super fun time on the mountain.

We came upon a chairlift and took many pictures of ourselves.  It's not easy to take a picture of yourself.  You need to have really long arms!  After several tries we started getting really silly!!

Finally we got a nice picture. 
Can you see which arm Bill is using to hold the camera and take the picture?  

Here I am pretending it's winter and I'm skiing down an experts only trail. Yikes!!
We came upon this bulldozer and I just had to climb aboard and play for awhile! 
I love big earth moving machines and have always wanted to drive them and do some digging.  
How about you?  What do you dream about doing?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Hello new families and welcome to our classroom blog. This is a place where you will be able to find out important school dates that directly affect your child, see what is happening in the classroom through descriptions and pictures, and find links for classroom sign ups and websites for the children. You can view this blog on your mobile devices as well so communication is but a touch away. And yes, we will have a classroom Twitter account for those daily updates and back and forth 140 character conversations! As the year progresses you will be able to view your child's learning in various formats all connected to this blog. 

Until all that begins in September the blog will serve as a way for your child to get to know me, my family, pets, and how I like to spend my time. Building relationships is so very important and essential to your child's success. Blogging is a 2 way street so please help your child comment on what they see and learn about me in each post.

Let's start with the picture at the top of the blog . . . any idea where this might be? There are lots of hints all over the picture!! Comment and let me know what you are thinking.

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