I am sure most of your kids are back in school (Danbury's first day is today!!) or preparing for the first day later in the week. The summer flew by, don't you think? It always does. Here at EdAdvance, formerly EDUCATION CONNECTION, we are so happy to have been able to have our summer programs, and are working hard preparing for our fall programs. The week at Tails to Tales was so much fun. The children that attended had a blast and were also well behaved. My co-coordinator, Mr. Dean and I enjoyed preparing for the daily science lesson, snack, and animal presenters. I do not think either of us sat down at all during the day that week, and both of us were ready for our vacations that began after the programs completion. Our Science leader, Dr. D.J. did a great job each day. The kids learned about invertebrate vs. vertebrate animals, and saw real skeletons of a few different species, and then they made an edible spine using cheerios and life saver mints. Another day, the children learned about the stages of compost. They planted marigolds with the freshest and mineral richest soil. Each seeded pot drank up a sip of compost tea, another mineral boost; I hope the marigolds grew well for all the kids. Another day, the children picked through owl pellets, another day they made birds nests after a lesson on bird migration, and lastly we all learned about digestion. Yuck, that was gross. Our brave students pushed a banana and graham cracker through a stocking like how we humans and animals get rid of digested food. That was a fun lesson!!! I recapped the week as best I could. I know it has been almost a month now since Tails ended, so I apologize for the delay in the blog; I just returned from vacation, since immediately following the program. During programs I like to be engaged with the kids and our guests, which leaves no time to blog during the day. I will work on it. Enjoy the school year!