Monday’s Aren’t Always Bad

  You know it’s going to be a good day when a mom sticks around to play and helps the littles fold their hand drying cloths. Thanks Jess !   I set up a provocation today with some new spring flowers and paint .  Sometimes even I am amazed at the peace and calm that […]

What Do You Think ?

In our setting we spend a lot of time asking ” what do you think ?”   Asking questions ( especially open ended questions ) gives children the opportunity to express their own ideas, thoughts and power.  Today we talked about two events that are happening.  I FINALLY had time to make the labels for […]

Big Emotions and Loose Parts

Today we had three littles come in the gate struggling.  What can we expect after Halloween and then a church night ?  Hopefully everyone will get some extra snoozes tonight.  BIG emotions give us opportunities to practice our craft – Conscious Discipline.   I wish you guys could be a fly on the wall sometime […]

Pumpkins and Acorns

If you follow me on social media you know that at 11:00 our day took a whirl with unexpected visitors but we did have a few good hours ! We have had these HUGE acorns for over a year and the children have hardly touched them.  I took them out and placed several on the […]

Its Fri-yay Y’all !

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 breakfast I told the littles that we would be going back outside and one little girl said ” We have […]

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Today I was in a meeting ( well, a public hearing ) that was asking for public comment on the state plan for funding.  My role there was to listen for and advocate for family child care providers .   At the end of my meeting I received a text from Dallas that pretty much […]