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Friday, August 26, 2011


It’s hurricane season and those of us who live on the coast hold our breath!  I will certainly lift all of you in Irene’s path up in my prayers.

This is such an uncertain world, and it must be terrifying for young children who don’t understand everything they see and hear.  Teachers get frightened as well, but you have to put on a happy face and be brave.  Children need someone to reassure them that they will be safe and you must remind them that you won’t let anything happen to them.  They are precious and they are brave!

Encourage children to talk about their concerns and accept their feelings.  Let them draw pictures and write stories about storms and things that they are afraid of.  Brainstorm what they can do when they are scared. 

Hold hands and sing a song like “May There Always Be Sunshine.”

Make storm cookies.  These are special cookies that can only be made when there is a storm in the forecast.  And, they can only be consumed when the first raindrop begins to fall!

Storm Cookies

1 cup butter softened
1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 tsp.  baking soda
pinch of salt
2 cups raisins

Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs.  Then add the dry ingredients.
Bake 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Hint!  Substitute chocolate chips or cranberries for the raisins.
Substitute coconut for quick oats.