Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Really BIG News

Make sure you are sitting down when you read this, because this is big, big, big, big, big!

Are you ready? Really, really ready????

 Guess who is coming to my school today? 

Hint #1:  Think F.A.M.O.U.S.
Hint #2: Think kindergarten.
Hint #3:  Think singing.
Hint #4:  Her initials are J.F.
Hint #5:  If you kiss your brain, you can figure this out.

YES!!!!!  The one and only Dr. Jean is coming to MY school.  That's right, the school that I teach at EVERY day is going to be visited by Dr. Jean.  MY school!!!

Why my school?  It is an amazing story (at least to me).  It all started with a blog post titled "Miracles" (which is so appropriate!!)  

On Monday, January 2, Dr. Jean wrote a blog post and called it "Miracles".  I read the post and loved it so I posted a comment telling her she was inspirational.  I mentioned that kindergarten teachers in California were so excited because she was coming to the annual kindergarten conference in Santa Clara.

Then the amazing thing happened.  Dr. Jean wrote back to me (TO ME!!!).  She thanked me for my comment :) and then asked how close my school was to the San Jose Airport because if it was close, she could come and do a music concert at my school when she flew in on Thursday.  What?  WHAT?  W.H.A.T.?!?  So I did what any blogger would do, I checked Mapquest to make sure I was absolutely correct in my answer.  According to Mapquest my school is 15 minutes from the airport, which was close enough for Dr. Jean to make arrangements to come to my school.  Did I mention yet that Dr. Jean is coming to MY school?  Yep, it's true Dr. Jean is coming to my school.  Today.

I am so nervous!  I have tried to take care of every little detail so that Dr. Jean feels welcomed and loved and appreciated and, and, and ...  you get the idea.   My hope is that there are no details that I have missed.  I just really want Dr. Jean to have a marvelous time!!!  I know that my children will!!!

If it goes well, I will share details in my next post.

Love to all,


  1. Oh my gosh! That's so exciting and I'm super jealous. She's truly wonderful. I can't wait to hear all about it!

  2. That is so awesome Camille! You are so very lucky and I can't wait to hear about it on Saturday at dinner when I get to meet you!

  3. That is wonderful! How sweet of her to email you, too! I'm impressed! I bet you were absolutely thrilled! What a wonderful experience it will be for the students at your school. Enjoy and take lots of pictures!!!

    Lil' Country Kindergarten

  4. Make her come to dinner with us Saturday night.
    Beg her pleeeeeeeeeese. I love Dr. Jean.
    Love, Fran

    1. The concert was wonderful. I cannot even begin to explain how magical it was. But I was so in awe of Dr. Jean that I think I only said two words to her. Those two words were NOT "Dinner Saturday?" No thought of food or dinner or the kinder conference crossed my mind. My two words were "Thank you!" I think I repeated those words several times. After she left I thought of things to say, but when she was here I was speechless.

    2. ...and Dr. Jean is even more wonderful in person than she is on cds!!!

  5. I LOVE Dr. Jean! She came to our school too! It was last November and my kiddos had just learned her "Veteran's Day song" and when they found out she was "that" Dr. Jean they begged to sing it for her and she was gracious enough to listen even though she had had a long flight and needed to head to the hotel to get ready for the professional development seminar. I hope you got lots of videos and pictures!!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  6. Can NOT wait to hear more about this, Camille!!!! Your team must have been SO GLAD that you BLOG and STALK!!! :)
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  7. So exciting! I'm your newest follower!

    Growing Up Teaching

  8. How very exciting, I'm so happy for you! I would have probably been speechless too :) Can't wait to hear all about dinner Saturday!

    Vanessa @Pre-K Pages

  9. Hi Camille,

    I work in Southern California :( Sorry.. But I would love to correspond via email if you have any questions about what we do.


  10. You're welcome! Feel free to ask any question you like-- and hopefully I have an answer! I promise I won't panic!