Monday, Monday

Today was a really good day.   It didn’t seem like a Monday at all.  ( Whatever that means.)   A chunk of my morning was spent doing this little […]

Winter seems like a time that our littles are more tired. I feel like (  Not a researched proven theory… this is a Debbie thought ) that the weather just […]

Winding Down Assessments

Today , with the exception of one child who was absent , we COMPLETED our Dial 3 assessments ! We will use the data collected at parent conferences next month. […]

Can you place this UNDER the HOUSE ?

No, we aren’t really putting anything under the REAL house. It’s a small block.  It’s yet another piece of our assessment puzzle.  Specifically today while two children were sorting colored […]

Dial 3 Assessments

Each year within 45 days of enrollment I an required  to do a developmental assessment.  The Dial 3 is my tool.  We look at motor skills, language and concepts.  I […]

Why School Family Jobs Are Important

Another crucial part of the Conscious Discipline system is a structure of school family jobs.  We are getting in a pretty good routine now ( That was QUICK! This group […]


While we played outside today we continued to trudge along and get these assessments completed.  Sometimes its exciting to see how much the littles have learned.  Sometimes they are interested […]


I have a love/ hate relationship with assessments.   A developmental assessment is required of all children enrolled in an ABC program within 45 days of enrollment.  I do another […]

Do You See What I See

  “Children learn about their environment through their senses. They come to understand concepts through their sense of sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. Children understand “soft” when they touch […]

Smorgasbord of Learning

Today we have hopped all over the place learning.  Ideally, that is what will happen as we look for ways to teach children where they are. Remember we do continual […]