Just a little absence apology - I am in the states for an extra week, thanks to the volcanic ash. Writing anything but my final paper for grad school just isn't working right now.

I'm away from my students for a week, and it is strange for me to think about school happening without me there! I'm really looking forward to next week. If all goes well, we'll be in Brussels on Saturday morning.

And if there is something that I can send you to think about, it would be this: NAEYC’s National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development is in Phoenix from June 6th to 9th.  I'll admit that I looked up flight prices from Brussels, and they weren't too bad...very tempting!  I'm not sure I want to cross the ocean again for a while, though!