Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Did you ever have one of those days that you KNOW you are doing what you are supposed to be doing with your life but it is so challenging you think McDonalds might be a better option?

Welcome to my world today.

At 7:45 a USDA food program inspector was here . It was downhill from there. The inspection went fine - it was other circumstances with children that made it awful. I am sure that " Miss Patty " will never forget her visit here today. We still have kiddos transitioning and some challenges to overcome but we will get there - just not today. Baby steps, we are in the 2nd week of school. Lets just breathe.

Today I started the Dial 3 Assessments on the kids. I got most of the P4 kids finished. ( Those are kids that are going to kindergarten next year. )

Screens three early childhood areas

Speed DIAL contains ten items from the DIAL-3 screener that cover the following areas:

  • Motor
  • Concepts
  • Language
Because of the screener’s brevity, Speed DIAL provides only a total score. This score’s solid reliability and high correlation with the DIAL-3 Total score make it possible for the examiner to determine whether the child needs further assessment.

We made the news ! Did you see ? Each person has a complimentary copy in their cubby , thanks to Gary Burton - Williams dad . :) Gary, thanks for bring these by, I needed a little sunshine today!

When I have inspections of any kind I leave the report on the sign in table for you to see. No secrets here. This is what today's looks like. It is yellow if you look for it when you come in.

In your cubby is also a September Calendar. The field trips on there have not been confirmed yet but hopefully will work out. As each event gets closer I will give you more information.


  1. It's a rule...if the food program shows up before 9 a.m., it's going to blow the rest of the day. They always throw my entire day off!

    I had a day last week when I contemplated retirement, lol!

  2. Hang in there Debbie. You and Randy are doing a fantastic job. The parents/ grandparents know it and the kids show it. Keep up the good work.