Thursday, July 31, 2014

Swim in the Sea

Live in the sunshine,
Swim in the sea,
Drink the wild air.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, July 25, 2014

Kyler's Koats

 During the summer, I spend a lot of time stopping by garage sales for unknown treasures for our classroom.  I recently stopped by a sale in the basement of Alecia Marshall.  You can read the story of her son, Kyler, on her Facebook page...  Alecia's goal is make a difference in the lives of special needs children and their families.  She was hosting a rummage sale to raise funds for the fleece needed to sew these unique coats.  I was the only person in her basement and after hearing her story wanted to share.  After fundraising for our Happy Feet project, I know the families in our area are very generous.  Alecia also has a gofundme account where you can donate...   Please share through your social media to help Alecia raise the funds needed to support this worthy cause.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Once Upon a Time...30 years ago

He helps wash milk caps, milk jugs, soda bottles, salsa jars and juice bottles.  He remembers to save cereal boxes and brown paper bags.  Colored rice or pasta on the kitchen table, broken crayons into new crayons and all the craziness that makes the MCP program great---I couldn't do it without this guy! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gone Fishin'

The Fourth of July is over. We are half way through the month of July and school supplies are replacing the colorful summer products on store shelves.  As you start to create your school supply list, make sure you are enjoying the final days of summer with your child.  Nothing to do?  How about go fishing?  It's easy.  Get a group together and set a date. Fishing is an activity mixed age groups can do together so older siblings can participate. Call Hooked on Fishing in East Peoria and they will do the rest. Go to---  or call 309/219-3560.

Saturday, July 12, 2014


Play is the exultation of the possible.
Martin Buber

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer 2014---Place to Go & Things to Do

For some reason, summer seems to move at a faster pace than any other season.  We are half way through the summer season and I still have places to go and things I want to do!  What about you and your child?  Need some ideas?  

Plan for some special end of the summer 'holidays'---

Take some time and plan some summer fun for you and your child!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Meet Me in Metamora

Are you looking for some free Friday night fun for you and your family? Pack some drinks and snacks, grab a few lawn chairs and bring some friends to the Summer Concerts in the Park. 
July 11th-Aristicrats   7:30-9 p.m.
July 18th-Metmora Community Band  7:30-9 p.m.
July 25th-The Nostolgic's  7:30-9 p.m.
August 1st-Jim Markum Vintage Band  7:30-9 p.m.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Show of Shows

Drum Corp Show of Shows
Malone Field
Wednesday, July 9th
7 p.m. 

For more information and ticket prices---