Learning the Vowels

I was doing hallway duty. That's where I stand at the top of the stairs and greet everyone as they come in--ask them about their weekend, compliment the new hair-do. Really, I'm supervising, but I don't like to feel like bad cop when kids clearly haven't finished...

Jurassic Frogs

We found a frog in the garden. A big, green Calavaras-county style bullfrog hiding under the straw. "Mom, he reminds me of a palaeobatrachus. That's a dinosaur that was an amphibian. A dinosaur frog. Frogs are amphibians, you know. They live in the water and on land."...