Wrapping up MLK Day

Remember the brown paint we created yesterday ?   Today we turned that into amazing Martin Luther King. This is called teacher directed art. The kids didnt walk over to the easel and say ” I think I am going to paint Martin Luther King.” I called them over one at a time and reminded […]

Busy Beautiful Day

Our day started off great with Macus,  Kingston’s dad stopping in to read a story. Those are always great times as friends meet a mom or dad and the child learns to share a parent with his or her friends.  Kingston was so proud of his dad reading the story to his friends. The kids […]

Finished Faces

Today was a good day.  I love it when I can look around and hear  the hum of children playing.  Sometimes you can almost feel it… like a heart beat.  Does that mean that every day is perfect – ha! No!   But you see… if days were perfect the children wouldn’t have as many […]

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.   […]

Celebrating Differences

Today is Martin Luther King Day.  I am from the Delta and many people in that area prefer to call this Robert E Lee Day ( it’s his birthday too.) . I am not one of those.   Some might think that teaching preschoolers about racism and bigotry are wrong and ” how in the […]

Do you hear what I hear ?

> The kids enjoyed playing with some marionettes I picked up yesterday. I love looking around the room and seeing what kids have learned. See Andreas sorting skills ? Emeri playing with the puppets. The frames are filling up with art ! We had our first fire drill today. Since we were learning about ” […]

Friday Flicks and a fox

> Today we wrapped up a unit on ” Animals that Live in the Woods.” It was SUCH a pretty day we were temped play outside all day. The kids didnt even need jackets on ! Randy snapped a few pictures of outside play . In small groups today we played the Fox and Football […]

Bears on boats

> Orrin working on some art . For small group today we played with our counting bears. I had a block and I said, ” This is my boat. I am going to take 4 bears for a boat ride.” I then counted the bears one by one and put them on the boat. I […]

Bears and Birthdays

> Today has been a slow day. Several of our friends are not here . Today we celebrated Martin Luther Kings birthday by talking about friendship and ” getting along.” In our group we do a pretty good job of that but it never hurts revisiting something so important. We also started a unit on […]