From Seeds to Sprouts PEA

From Seeds to Sprouts a Private Education Association open to members only, serving grades K - 5. Vi

Operating as usual


The First Thanksgiving

"In the Fall of 1621, the Pilgrims famously shared a harvest feast with the Pokanokets; the meal is now considered the basis for the Thanksgiving holiday. It took place over three days between late September and mid-November and included feasting as well as games and military exercises.

Most of the attendees at the first Thanksgiving were men; 78 percent of the women who traveled on the Mayflower perished over the preceding winter. Of the 50 colonists who celebrated the harvest (and their survival), 22 were men, four were married women and 25 were children and teenagers.

The Pilgrims were outnumbered more than two to one by Native Americans, according to Edward Winslow, a participant who attended with his wife and recorded what he saw in a letter, writing: “many of the Indians coming amongst us, and amongst the rest their greatest king Massasoit, with some ninety men.”

Winslow records eating venison from five deer killed by the Native Americans along with chestnuts, cranberries, garlic and artichokes—all native wild plants the English were learning to use. Turkey was potentially served as well. By the late 1600s, Thanksgiving had become an annual fall tradition. It wasn’t until 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln named the last Thursday in November a national holiday." Editors
The first Thanksgiving
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Happy Thanksgiving to everybody! Have a blessed day!


To our teachers at From Seeds to Sprouts (especially the Kinder ones 😆) - thank you for all you do. You are amazing 😊

I chaperoned a kindergarten class field trip to a pumpkin patch, and let me just say, I haven't had a drink in 16 years, but I wanted a drink today. I wanted one real bad.

Listen: I love my daughter, but other people's kids are a bit much. This trip left me with an incredible respect for people who work with young children all day. I only had five in my group, and they listened about as good as goldfishes. The whole time I was afraid I'd lose one in the corn field, they'd never be found, and ultimately end up as the premise for a Stephen King novel.

I was only with the children for about four hours, but if I had four hours left to live, I'd have spent them on that field trip, because it felt like an eternity. Between the mud at the pumpkin patch, and the smell on the bus that I couldn't quite identify, but was probably boogers, and that one wild little boy that is either destined to be a groundbreaking artist or an inmate, I ended the afternoon with a long hot soak in the bath, TOO many cookies, and a handful of Tylenol.

In contrast, my daughter's teacher successfully orchestrated the children changing their shoes twice: once before getting off the bus, and once before getting back on. This was to prevent the children from getting mud on the bus, but I'm pretty sure if she listed this act on her resume, she'd be as respected as any military general. I mean, wow! No child lost a shoe, and she smiled the WHOLE TIME!

I've said this before, but if my life ever depended on my own children finding their shoes, I'd be dead, so for her to pull off this shoe swap with 20 something 5/6-year-olds places her on par with Batman.

If you are a teacher reading this, give yourself a huge pat on the back. You are incredible. And if you know a teacher, give them a huge thank you.

And if anyone needs need me, I'll be right back. I'm heading to the store for more cookies, and maybe some ice cream, to keep from having that drink.

If this made you laugh, you’d LOVE my toddler book Silence is a Scary Sound (by Clint Edwards). Available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook.

Originally published in 2019

Photos from From Seeds to Sprouts PEA's post 09/28/2022

Friends from our location for this week 😊


Learn Our History Today: On September 23, 1806, the Lewis and Clark Expedition returned after a two-year journey in which they explored the United States newly purchased western territory, collectively known as the Louisiana Purchase. The men, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, had traveled with a group of 28 others known as “The Corps of Discovery.” They voyaged up the Missouri River, through the Rocky Mountains, and reached the shore of the Pacific Ocean in present day Oregon.

On September 23, the expedition finally returned to where it started, St. Louis, Missouri. Mobs of people turned out to welcome back the men. After two years with almost no contact, many people believed the explorers were dead. Following their great welcome in St. Louis, Lewis and Clark proceeded to share the wealth of information they had uncovered during the expedition with President Thomas Jefferson. They informed him of the new plants and animals they had discovered, as well as the Indian tribes they made contact with over the course of their epic journey.

Also, on this day in U.S. history:
1949: President Harry Truman addressed the American people, informing them that the Soviet Union had successfully detonated an atomic device.
1952: Richard Nixon makes his ‘Checker's’ speech
1962: ABC premiers the first color TV series – The Jetsons by Hanna-Barbera.

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Finally Announcing Open House for Shelton!

Please note all of our programs are at capacity except for a spot or 2 in afternoon PreK and our homeschoolers classes.

We will be holding Open House September 1st from 4:00 - 6:00. Come see our space and meet your child's teachers!

See you there!

Photos from From Seeds to Sprouts PEA's post 07/31/2022

Good bye to Bank Steet in Seymour. I will miss your brick arches! So many great memories in this space.... such a great year we had!

Now on to sprouting bigger and better!

Photos from From Seeds to Sprouts PEA's post 07/30/2022

Such a whirl wind these past few weeks! Here's some pics of what's been going on as we wrapped up summer camp and packed for our big move...

A HUGE Thank you to everyone who helped us with the move! We couldn't have done it without you!

And also a HUGE Thank you to everybody for your generous donations ❤️ I'm overwhelmed by the amount of love and support we have received ❤️

I will keep everyone posted on an open house date as we begin to sort through and organize everything.



Happy Independence Day!! Happy 4th of July!!

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."


We are still looking for a preschool teacher!! Looking for a creative, energetic individual who believes in play based learning with lots of movement for the littles. Message me for more details!!


** Calling all 5th - 8th grade homeschoolers!!! **

We are looking for more middle schoolers to join our homeschoolers program!! We can make a set day just for older homeschooling students to come learn and socialize (I'm thinking Mondays are a good day based on current sign ups - or let me know what works for you guys)!

See our website for pricing and details!

Photos from From Seeds to Sprouts PEA's post 06/23/2022

Mostly set up for Summer Camp!! Sooo excited for Monday!! 🤩


🗣 If you've been thinking about enrolling your child for the 2022-2023 school year, don't wait too long. All full time classes are close to capacity!!

🌱🏫 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️


May we not take for granted the freedoms that have been won for us through the bravery of our armed forces ❤️


Our Kindergarten class is all filled up. I will be reorganizing our elementary aged classrooms to open a limited number of extra spots for Kindergarten to be mixed with first grade. However, spots are filling up very quickly!


Looking for a place where you can be sure your kids will not be masked? Fed up with all the inappropriate curriculum in school?

Check out our PEA! At our PEA, you can be sure your child will remain mask-free the ENTIRE school year. You can rest assured knowing your child can be free to be a child, learning traditional curriculum and wholesome values.

We are now enrolling for afternoon preschool classes (mornings are full) - 4th grade.

We will be relocating to Shelton for the upcoming school year!


Happy Mother's Day!! ❤️

Photos from From Seeds to Sprouts PEA's post 05/07/2022

Happy Teacher appreciation week! I hope all teachers felt as appreciated as I did! ❤️ Thank you to my Sprouts Families 🥰

Summer Camp 2022 04/22/2022

Summer Camp 2022

Summer Camp program info is completed and posted!

Spots are still available!

Click the link for more info:

Summer Camp 2022 This year, summer camp will be at our SEYMOUR location. It will be science based and will include art, STEM activities, fieldtrips, Special Guests, and lots of outside play. Please fill out the registration below for the weeks you would like your child to attend. Hours will be same as school hours:....

Summer Camp 2022 04/10/2022

Summer Camp 2022

Now Registering for Summer Camp 2022!!

Click the link for more info + Registration Link

Summer Camp 2022 This year, summer camp will be science based and will include art, STEM activities, fieldtrips, Special Guests, and lots of outside play. Please fill out the registration below for the weeks you would like your child to attend.


Thinking about next year 🤔 I've had a few people ask about middle school. Would anybody be interested in middle school next year? I may be able to make it happen, based on level of interest...

Spiral Math: Why It Works 03/31/2022

Spiral Math: Why It Works

Spiral Math: Why It Works Learn about spiral math, why it works, and how our Simply Good and Beautiful Math curriculum uses this approach!


Love this! Reading sparks the imagination! ❤
(When you don't make it a chore for the kids)


Cool! 😁

Photos from From Seeds to Sprouts PEA's post 02/21/2022

I couldn't pick just one, so here's all of them 😆

Happy Presidents day!


Spots are filling up quickly for the 2022-2023 school year! Especially for pre-k! Only a few spots left in the morning class!!

Fill out the contact form on my website, or message me for more details!


Words from a wise man.

Happy Birthday to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!!


Happy Three Kings Day (aka the 12th day of Christmas) to all who celebrate!

** Wise men still seek Him **

May we go through this year with our eyes fixed on God, seeking Him in all we do.


Was just going to post this verse with a Happy New Year message...turned my phone on, and there it was. So sharing with you all.

Happy New Year to everybody!

Numbers 6: 24-26


Merry Christmas to you and your family!

As we go through our day, let us remember how greatly loved we are by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ ❤🎄


And on that note...😆

Our first annual Christmas Concert was a success!! Thank you to all the parents that helped out! Now for some Christmas break! 😁🎄


Our very first round of Parent Teacher conferences is in the books! Thank you to our Parents for coming! It was wonderful to be able to show you everything your kids have been working so hard on this year! ❤




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