Pj Day

We had some come in slow . We had some come in cranky. We had some come in wired . I knew the kids would be all over the place today so we prepped physically and mentally for the aftermath of Halloween. Thankfully the weather complimented our PJ day with a gray overcast sky. Days […]

Spookly the Square Pumpkin

I did it. I couldn’t help myself.  I got out one of  my theme boxes out today.  When I made a  delivery to the storage unit I saw the bright orange box filled with Halloween props and activities and I just couldn’t help myself.  I am justifying it since most of the kids ARE talking […]


We started out our day today by drawing jack-o-lantern faces on orange paper. Some of us even wrote ” Jack-O-Lantern” on their art ! We talked about how many jack-o-lanterns are cut with triangle noses and eyes. What is a triangle ? We made a graph to decide whether we wanted happy, sad, or  a […]

Ms Dallas’ Observation

Ms Dallas is going to school one night a week to get her Child Development Credential.  This is a big step for her as she has to sacrifice family time to be there and study but I am so proud of her effort. She is already a great team player and this will only make […]

The Goblins Are Early

Sometimes…  rarely.. but sometimes we have a really ” off” day. That was today. It is ok.  We cant expect magical days everyday. But… wow, I need a nap, a tylenol or a cookie. We made puppy chow today. The kids love it. They helped mix the ingredients and shake the powder sugar in a […]

Halloween 2012

On the first day of Halloween my true love gave to me – 5 spider men 4 princess’ 3 fairy girls a penguin and a Crazy old ninja man… Today was amazing.  I cant believe how blessed Bright Beginnings is with the group of parents that we have .  Thank you Thank you Thank you […]

A Ghost Named Matt

Last week we did a lot of pumpkin activities. This week we are switching to more Halloween type activities.  Do you know the origin of Halloween ? The name Halloween (originally spelled Hallowe’en) is a contraction of All Hallows Even, meaning the day before All Hallows Day (better known as All Saints Day), a Catholic holiday commemorating Christian saints and […]

The Monster Mash

I have been down in my back this weekend . It hurts… I had a chiropractor appointment this morning and got a little relief.  I am hoping to be back in full swing tomorrow.  ( Listen to me try to convince myself as I sit straight up on an ice pack.. ) We dont have […]

New Dress Up Closet

We have SIX kids out today. ( I want to remind you that you get 10 absences per semester before ABC has to review your file to allow someone else to take the spot. )   It has been a slow day.  Things seemed a little more calm here with that many of our friends […]

One to One Correspondence

What is one to one correspondence ? It is the ability to match one object to one (corresponding) number or object. Example: In an egg carton we place one egg in each hole . Or we put one foot in one shoe.  The Teacher at Heart website says : This concept is so natural for many that we often […]