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Dinosaur Bones

Published on December 9, 2019 under Winter
This morning I looked at the weather. Our days for spending extra amounts of time are quickly coming to an end. I noticed the temp was going to start dropping around 10 AM so we…
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Christmas Times a Comin’

Published on December 4, 2019 under Winter
Today I took out the Christmas materials box so the room was a buzz with exploration. A favorite is always ... always disposable cups they love to count and stack them. This is a super…
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Precious Crap-tivities

Published on December 3, 2019 under Winter
So you guys know how I feel about teacher directed art for this age group. But there's one time a year that I ditch my personal beliefs for the good of mankind. Each year as…
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Power of Perception

Published on November 20, 2019 under Winter
When Holly called in this morning I thought ... this can be bad or this can be great. I chose great ! Immediately I began thinking of all the things that will make my day…
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It’s Not Just About The Turkey

Published on November 19, 2019 under Winter
So you know there are times that we do directed drawing. Usually only every six weeks or so. I appreciate the benefits of allowing the children to create art in their own way and in…
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Real Art for Real ChildrenwP CB

Published on November 15, 2019 under Winter
We are grownups provide the time, the space, the materials, and the atmosphere needed to create the wonderful works of art that only children can create. In valuing a child's first artistic attempts, however, we…
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Confidence

Published on November 14, 2019 under Winter
Yesterday the last thing Debby Cryer said before she left was " I notice your kids have such confidence." I agree. Some may have extra confidence but that isn't always a bad thing. Confidence -…
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Movie Stars

Published on November 13, 2019 under Winter
You guys. You guys. Your kids are amazing. They help us look SO good. Picture this - We are videoing in the art area. They mainly want footage of back and forth conversations as the…
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V is for Visitors

Published on November 12, 2019 under Winter
Our visitors arrived around 930am. There were four! 1 Debbie Cryer - "Dr. Harms is recognized internationally for her work on assessing care and educational programs for children and as lead co-author of the four…
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Leaf Raking

Published on November 8, 2019 under Winter
As the children entered the yard to play today many of our leaves had fallen from the trees. As per tradition, they almost all drop in one night. The kids found the playground completely covered…
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