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What’s your name ?

Published on January 22, 2019 under Winter
As a teacher that believes in honoring developmentally appropriate practice I have to think outside the box for extra opportunities for children to practice writing their names. Today we made name tags. Jude said "…
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Published on January 21, 2019 under Winter
I am sure you have heard the buzz word STEM . And then it transformed into STEAM and then it transformed into STREAM Please watch the video below . LISA’S STEM RANT After seeing this…
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Rhyme a Lime

Published on January 18, 2019 under Winter
Has your child been rhyming more at home ? Nursery rhymes are verbal pictures for children and tells them stories . Nursery rhymes are a unique use of language. From an early age children love…
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We Are Authors

Published on January 17, 2019 under Winter
Written language is acquired by children in many of the same ways they acquire oral language. Two crucial aspects of learning oral language are having opportunities to be a language user and having adult role…
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To Button, Zip, and Tie

Published on January 16, 2019 under Winter
Getting dressed on time in the morning can be a real challenge for many of us, but it is particularly difficult for young children who have to contend with buttons, zippers, and shoelaces when their…
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Published on January 14, 2019 under Winter
When I describe the perfect day at our place it always involves a huge feeling of community. In our preschool family we believe that social / emotional learning is the most vital part of growth…
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Blue Please

Published on January 11, 2019 under Winter
Today we made new Playdoh. It is blue at one of the children's request. Odd thing is the day flew by even though we had to stay in. We had a couple parents play (…
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What’s Next ?

Published on January 10, 2019 under Winter
Being a program that practices many of the Reggio Emilia philosophies our goal is to allow the children to lead in their own learning. As I explained yesterday that means us being very active in…
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Published on January 9, 2019 under Winter
Honestly, games are probably my weakness. I have a hard time sitting and watching movies. I have a hard time doing anything that is not active physical or brain work for myself. If you've never…
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Robbers Are Real

Published on January 8, 2019 under Winter
Quite quickly this morning I figured out where much of my time would be spent. There was a small group of children wrapping crepe paper around each other while playing cops and robbers. I asked…
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