Ladybug Ladybug

Today in small groups we did a ” weekly reader” ( an old one I had – see hoarding DOES work out at times…) on ladybugs !  We learned that there are four stages in  the life of a ladybug.   We also learned that ladybugs come in different colors ! In circle time we […]

More Eric Carle

Today in circle time we read ” The Very Quiet Cricket .”  This book is a predictable text book. Predictable books along with shared reading are often recommended as a way to introduce beginning learners to the feeling of being a reader (Holdaway, 1979). Predictable texts help children very quickly come to think of themselves […]

Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me

This morning I met the kids outside.  There was a nice breeze blowing and it felt wonderful.  As I sat out there waiting on the first child to arrive I thought ” how blessed am I !? I get to work in my home .  I can dress all professional and put together or I […]

Are Spiders Insects ?

Today has been a rather hectic day.  Parent teacher conferences until 9:30 and lots of other things on my mind.  But that didnt slow our progress of our BUG unit.  The popular question today was are SPIDERS insects ?  Do you know ?  The answer is no.  They are arachnids. Some differences between a spider […]


Parent Teacher conferences this morning starting at 7:30.  Always a fun time to be able to look at the numbers from the Dial Three in the fall and compare them to now. There is so much learning going on that you never see but the scores on the assessments show you what we really do […]

The Very Quiet Cricket

> Today we read Eric Carle’s ” The Very Quiet Cricket .” Each time the tiny cricket meets someone he wants to say hello so he rubs his legs together but… ” not a sound.” The kids love predictive text. When it comes to words that are repeated on each page I usually stop and […]

B is for Bug

> More fun today as Mrs. Beth joins us . Randy had a dentist appointment so she came to play. She enjoyed the camera and I loved the shots she took of some of the kiddos close up . Before leaving Randy made a worm farm with the kids. Enjoy the pictures from today !

Earth Day and Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

> I know the parents are going to LOVE the TRASH art we made today in honor of Earth Day. We keep a bin in our art center full of things that can be recycled into art. I had to be creative to day to show them how you can use them again in other […]

The itsy Bitsy Spider

> Lots of ” crafting ” going on in the art center today. Still continuing our “bugs” discussions today we talked about SPIDERS ! Whoops ! Then we had an unplanned fire drill. Ms Debbie forgot the chicken and the smoke alarm went off. 🙂 Back to our spider art… In these two pictures you […]

inch by Inch

> Our day started off so peaceful. Little moments like the one below. We made pretend chocolate chip cookies. We rode an imaginary train ! We also made a book today. It is a book called Color Bugs. Rarely do we do this type of activity but I do think it is important ever once […]