Friday, January 29, 2010

Thank goodness for MOPS

Today was the first day of our Spring Semester at MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and it was so refreshing!  I dropped off Shay at the nursery with no tears from me or him.  What an accomplishment! He could hardly wait to get to the train table.  I was greeted by so many friendly, amazing, and beautiful moms as we shared our Holiday ups and downs, mostly ups.
I look forward to my Friday mornings as I listen, share, and grow as a mother, friend and wife.  I highly recommend MOPS as a way to connect with other moms and mentor moms in a safe and caring environment.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Demo Class Was A Success!

Thank you to all the moms, dads, and caregivers who came today with their children as we celebrated learning through music, stories, and games. 

I look forward to seeing you in February when classes begin.

Here are the words to the Good Morning Song.  Don't worry about the tune, just say the words and be sure to act it out.  That is the best part!

Way up the the sky, the little birds fly.
And down in their nest, the little birds rest.
With a wing on their left and a wing on their right,
The little birds sleep all through the night
Shhhhhh, the little birds are sleeping.

Then up comes the sun and down goes the dew 
and the little birds sing,
"Good Morning.  Good Morning.  Good Morning to YOU!"

Have Fun!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Creativity is the Key

I wanted to share these two videos from youtube
The first is from the TED conference (Ideas Worth Spreading) on the importance of nurturing CREATIVITY in our schools!  More than ever we need to encourage this in our kids.  Take the time to watch this...
and the other video will warm your heart of a young boy jammin' on the ukulele.  He is in his element...ENJOY!

Monday, January 4, 2010


January 27, 2010 at the Talega Club House I will be giving you a sample of the fun you and your child will experience as we sing, play and learn together!

Demo  Class Schedule:
9:00-9:30  Move and Groove Through the Alphabet - Focus on Kindergarten Readiness

10:00-10:30  Exploring Spring Mommy and Me - 18 months - 3 years

Please RSVP

Hope to see you soon!
Mrs. O'Daniels

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Classes Begin February!

Experience the JOY of Learning!

Kindergarten Readiness: Mondays 2:00-2:50 OR Wednesdays 9:00-9:50
Move and Groove Through the Alphabet is an 8 week class that will focus on the skills necessary to prepare your child for Kindergarten.   Students will be engaged in a variety of Language Arts and Math Activities that will be taught through music and movement, games, stories and simple crafts.
Cost: $120

Mommy and Me 18 months to 3 years: Wednesdays 10:00-10:50
Come explore the wonders of Spring as we prepare for the change in season.  This eight week class will include songs, poems, stories, and simple crafts.  The craft will be based on the theme of the day and will be created on an 8x8 inch piece of cardstock.  At the end of the class you will have a collection of beautifully crafted art by you and your child that you can slip into your own scrapbook.
Be prepared to get up and dance, sing, play instruments and make special memories with your child!
Cost:  $120 (2nd child $80)

All classes will be held at the beautiful Talega Swim And Althletic Club in San Clemente. 

Registration Forms can be emailed to you

Friday, January 1, 2010

Making Happy Memories Together in 2010!

I am excited to announce that I will be teaching a Parent/Child class starting February.  It will be a time filled with music and movement, stories, and simple crafts.  Each week we will be exploring Spring and all the wonderful things that happen around us.  The crafts will be on 8x8 inch cardstock paper so that at the end of the 8 weeks you will have a collection of art to put in your own scrap book.  A perfect keepsake of the special time spent with your child!

I will also be teaching Move and Groove Through the Alphabet for children preparing for Kindergarten in the Fall.  Each week students will be interacting with the alphabet through games and fun activities to reinforce skills necessary for starting school.  We will focus on letters, sounds, rhyme, numbers and listening skills.

Classes will be held at the Talega Swim and Athletic Club

Exploring Spring Part I - Parent/Child ages 18 months - 3 years 
When:  Wednesdays, Feb 10 - March 31
Time:  10:00-10:50
Cost: $120 additional sibling is $80

Move and Groove Through the Alphabet - Ages 3 1/2 - 5 1/2
When: Mondays, Feb 8 - March 29
Time:  2:00-2:50
When: Wednesdays, Feb 10-March 31
Time 9:00-9:50

Cost: $120