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It's the kind of wacky kids say the darndest things moment that would pass by many parents, let alone a teacher with 10 busy youngsters buzzing about. But Chris Ross sees the remark for the learning opportunity that it is.

"I visited his classroom and fell head over heels in love with Chris because of who he was as a teacher," said Warren, who now is an associate professor at Willamette University's law school and director of its Clinical Law Program. "In our rushed world, children need people who are still and focused. That is the kind of person Chris is."

When Warren got a Fulbright grant for sabbatical research in southern Africa, Chris and the children went along. Chris kept in touch with his preschool class during the six month stint, sending photos and chatty descriptions of such discoveries as the dung beetle's curious habits. After his return, he organized a Discovery Room exhibit on Africa, complete with safari photos, tribal masks and art activities.

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"He's a very patient person," Warren said. "He keeps a lot of balls in the air. Our house is not the cleanest, though we try to keep it under control. He says, 'Nothing will mean more to me than being with the children. If dishes have to wait so I can play a game of Candyland with my children, dishes will wait.' "

The school opened weeks later with 10 children and a roomful of books and toys mostly borrowed from Chris and Warren.

Although she was taken aback to find herself attracted to "Uncle Lester," Warren and Chris struck up a long distance relationship.

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Chris, 55, simply says he has found his calling after decades as a business owner, grade school teacher, batik artist and spoken word performer.

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He shows Audrey Stokes a chart of the digestive system and translates the experience into a story: "It went through your mouth, and down into your stomach, and all down here . and your body said (his voice rises),'I don't think there is anything good here to help me grow. I will get rid of it.' "

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"I've always felt that relationship was my strong suit," he said. "I try to figure out who they are, what makes them tick. It's been a great learning experience for me. I constantly look at myself and ask how I could handle something better, do something different that would help a child get more out of what is happening."

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Libby Stokes, mom to Audrey and her twin brother, Will, can't say enough about Chris' connection with children.

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When Warren took a job Adidas Retro Sneaker Sl 72 W in Sacramento, Chris moved into the apartment next door. They married in 1999.

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preschool, a 5 year old proudly announces, "I swallowed a safety pin and I pooped it out!"

Male presence welcomeFive years later, enrollment is up to 25 children, who attend two to five days per week. Among them is younger daughter Frances, who splits her mornings between "Poppy's school" and Montessori school.

Still unsure of his vocation, he earned a bachelor's in business administration at State University of New York, then helped start a construction business.

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Next he gravitated to the Navajo reservation in Arizona, where he taught for a decade while earning a master's in education. Summers, he'd decompress by hiking throughout the West and performing original poetry with the band The String Cheese Incident.

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A varied careerChris grew up in upstate New York, the oldest of three children whose parents delighted in music and messy art projects.

On the road in Truckee, Calif., he met a young Harvard law student who had followed the band there. The student, Warren Binford, spent the evening deep in talk with Chris about his passion for teaching. Only later did she connect Chris with his alter ego the poet who appeared with Adidas Tech Super Nubuck

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String Cheese Incident under the stage name Uncle Lester.

"He'll go the extra miles where I run out of steam," she said. "Over and over, he'll eat their imaginary ice cream and ask them to make some more. He'll ask what is wrong with the baby when they say it is crying. . He is happy to engage with 3 and 4 year olds. He knows how to make them bloom and bring out what they are interested in."

The two agreed that Chris would be the stay at home parent in their family. First they raised a foster son who had been badly abused. Their daughter Eddy was born 10 years ago; Frances, 3, followed later.

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