Mia’s Grandkids Are Here

It’s been the best day ever. After a year and a half the littlest grands came to play. ❤️❤️❤️ it was a bit confusing at times with a Cameran and a Kamden. The kids were so fascinated with Preston who now looks like a giant next to my preschoolers. Cameran loved the dress up area. […]

Rearranging and Revolting

The kids came in this morning excited and curious about our new reading center. We spent some time talking about where it might best fit. I reminded them that we might even need to get a yard stick or ruler to measure our possible spaces. Finally we decided that the dress up room was actually […]

Kindergarten Tour

Today was the day. I had five very excited preschoolers ready to get on the bus. As they watched for the bus over the fence they cheered when they saw the big yellow bus making its way down the road. On the bus Mr. Avery was already teaching us bus etiquette . We learned that […]


Did the kids tell you we finished our purple book? it is 35 weeks of daily phonemic awareness practice. It’s the only time during the day that I do rote teaching. I will tell you that I do it with clenched teeth. But it’s five minutes… And no one dies so we continue. I started […]

Hooray for Diffendoofer

If you’ve been with me anytime and you know me well you know how passionate I am about honoring the stage of development children are in and not pushing them academically . I am a seasoned teacher and I teach these things to other teachers over and over again. I know that children do not […]

Where The Wild Things Are

Here !! They are all here. That was my favorite book in grade school. I remember watching it on microfilm in the library. I was reminded today when the children were so wild. 😳. This is nothing new. Every year the last few weeks of school are a little ramped up. Everything is louder and […]

Self portraits

We have done our last self portrait of the year. It’s always amazing to me how much progress is shown through this simple activity. Children go through stages of drawing just like any other stages of development . Typically, children begin drawing self-portraits with scribbled lines before progressing to rounder more circular shapes. By the […]

Mexican Food and Moms

Today we did our last self portrait and planted a surprise for the moms. We walked to the Taqueria to honor the families we have that celebrate the Mexican culture. We enjoyed a wonderful feast of quesadillas, rice and beans. Of course we had chips, salsa and cheese dip. We only had a few double […]

Mother’s Day

Y’all know I’m not much on cutesy crafty stuff but we are working on Mother’s Day gifts Listening to your children answer things like “ when is your mom beautiful?” melts my heart. Or what is your favorite thing your mom cooks? And then there’s the art work. I hope you like it

Boxes Are Big

Today we continued to look at flowers and what we might still learn. I added some loose parts for the children to make their own artistic flowers. It’s so interesting to me that children always sort before the play with loose parts. Someone should do a study on that. If our brains are automatically wired […]