Always Looking For The Best

We are always looking for the best way to do everything that we do. The best way to communicate with parents. The best way to teach honoring developmentally appropriate practice. The best way to arrange our rooms to be the ” third ” teacher. Holly and I were in a conversation the other day still […]

Community

Every day is a good day.  Even on bad days we can find something good.  Most of our days are excellent.  Hear me well…today was not a bad day… not at all.  There are just a few housekeeping type things that we were forgetting and they are things that make our lives a lot better. […]

Just A Little Christmas

  I PLANNED to blog about our loose parts area today but Christmas broke out everywhere .   Children’s brains are wired to automatically do things like this.  With no prompting several of the children made these lines of beads with a pattern.  Why in the world would I waste time having them cut out […]

Preschool Family

As we come to the end of our year it is easy to pause and look around and see how much we have grown.    This morning my Facebook post said ” a line for the outside calm down spot at 830 am.  .”  Though some days are more tough than others can I tell […]

Dr Suess and Ducks

We started out the day with a Dr. Suess book since it is his birthday. Please don’t stone me but I may be the only preschool teacher in history that is not a fan of Dr. Suess for three and four year olds.  The book I read today was over 60 pages.  Do you know […]

Family

As I take pictures all day I dont always have in mind what I am taking them for.  Sometimes it is for an assessment piece. Other times it is to showcase new activities or to highlight a special part of our day.  Today , as I uploaded all the pictures all that kept coming to […]

Christmas Fru Fru !

After realizing that four of my friends would be out today Randy and I made a deal.  Since Dallas would be here, I would take the rest of the day off to finish some Christmas shopping and then he would take Wednesday.  I feel like I ran ALL DAY and still didnt get finished.  You […]

What is Community

Community is a hard concept for children to understand.  We just had our Thanksgiving Meal at the community building so when I asked the children what “community ” is their answers made sense. “It is a big building where you sing.” “You go there to eat.” “There is a stage .” Yes ! That is […]

Four Days in and we are AWESOME

        I had help this morning getting breakfast ready ! Alina and Harelly were happy to help me get breakfast on the table for their friends. The great thing about preschool aged kids is that they are still fairly motivated to help. Preschoolers also love individual time with adults. If you take […]

Matching Skin Tones

I  had scheduled to go back and do a winter wrap up but I was so intrigued by the kids responses to introducing  Martin Luther King  Jr.that I decided to explore this subject a little longer.  Not only that, but talking to kids about things like this encourage me to be a better person.   […]