A Warm Winter Day

There’s nothing better to soothe the craziness of  Christmas than getting to spend a day outside. We spent the WHOLE DAY OUTSIDE! It was amazing. At first the kids just ran around like chicken screaming and yelling and bumping into each other and things.  We even had a few minor hurts. After a while the […]

Mental Health Day

This week has been like a rollercoaster. Not the scary kind of rollercoaster but the kind that you get on and it goes 100MPH and you aren’t sure where the huge hair pin turns are and the “what seems like bottomless drops ”  sneak up on you.  The kids aren’t having bad behavior we have […]

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree !

Some of my best memories hang on my Christmas tree.  Each year we try to add an ornament that represents something BIG that happened during the year.  Example : This year I am searching for a paddle boat ornament. If you don’t know that story…. remind me one day to tell you.   In addition […]

Oh Evergreen …

Today our newest friend started to school. He wasn’t really NEW NEW as his big brother Gabe has been coming to school here for months.  This is Jude .  He took Molly’s place.  I didn’t get to talk to Mom today since I had an appointment at pick up time ( So sorry Sara ) […]

There’s More Than One Way To Skin A Cat

Today I sat for bits and pieces with children playing at this center.  I wanted to share with you how many different things can be ” taught ” with one simple material. When we first started playing and I hijacked Mila’s play this is what she was doing . ”   Ms Debbie let’s do […]

Christmas is Coming 2017

Christmas erasers to match, sort, stack , count and pattern become much more fun when they are stored in a tiny cute basket .   I put this together last night.  I got the metal tree form at Goodwill for 2.00.   I wasn’t sure what I would do with it.  As I walked through […]

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 […]

All Aboard

All aboard the Polar Express ! Today we read the story. Its a bit long and wordy so as a preschool teacher you have to really pull out all the stops to keep the littles interest.  If you are reading a book and  find yourself constantly saying ” Be quiet ” or ” look here […]

RAK and Presents

Today we walked down to the fire station on Mount Olive to take cookies to our fireman. I explained to the kids how they sacrifice time with families at Christmas to keep us safe.  I LOOOOOVE the new sidewalks down Mount Olive .  We feel so much safer as we walk.    We had one […]

Christmas Chain

Who remembers making a Christmas chain as a child ?  I remember doing it every year and it was so much fun. It really takes some thinking to get the glue in the right spot, hold it for 20 seconds and then add another loop. We did a cute Christmas tree today using a sequencing […]