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Candy Land

Published on December 13, 2017 under Curriculum
A wise friend is mentoring / teaching / inspiring me to remember why I do family childcare . We are working our way through a series of tough questions she passed my way.  The first…
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Acorn Art

Published on October 26, 2017 under DAP
Sometimes allowing kiddos to explore means letting go of even more control.  Yesterday I showed the kids a picture of some acorns someone had painted or stained on pinterest .  Today - they decided we…
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Learning Takes Place Every Where

Published on October 24, 2017 under DAP
As I work through really embracing the Reggio philosophy and a child-led curriculum I have been honest enough to say I am STRUGGLING .  I am on the STRUGGLE bus and riding full steam ahead.…
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Meaningful Writing Experiences

Published on October 20, 2017 under DAP
At this age teaching writing is not only a terrible waste of time but also it is NOT developmentally appropriate .  Sometimes teachers or parents ignore science and years of research by professionals and teach…
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Pumpkin Visual

Published on October 4, 2017 under Art
Today we took time to look at our pumpkin . We smelled it. We touched it.  We talked about it and made a list of all the things we " know " about pumpkins. After…
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Isn’t Easter Over ?

Published on April 17, 2017 under DAP
When you look at today's pictures you might think - - wait... last week before Easter she didn't have bunnies and eggs out.  Today, the week after the Easter holiday - she has all the…
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Published on December 21, 2016 under DAP
Our goal each day is to be engaged with materials in play.   Sometimes the children are so engaged in their own learning that I hate to pull them away to check something off my…
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Post Thanksgiving

Published on November 28, 2016 under DAP
Post Thanksgiving
Most of you know that I have gradually become more natural, hippified, simplistic , reggio - inspired , child centered, .... there are so many adjectives that could explain or might be pinned on me…
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Stop , Think and Choose

Published on November 8, 2016 under Art
Today is one of those days that people will look back to say " I remember the day ( fill in the blank )  was elected President of the United States. " I hope that…
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Its Fri-yay Y’all !

Published on September 2, 2016 under creating wonder
We are not perfect teachers but we certainly try to learn from our own mistakes .  Yesterday we did not get in as much outside time.   Today  outside time was a priority.    After…
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