We Have A Date !

In order to know how long we have to complete our project it was necessary to set a date for our puppet show.  Some early childhood settings do calendar time every day.  I certainly did in the past.  It’s another useless rote teaching method that children 3-5 get nothing from .  I mean, they can’t […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do Robots Have Noses ?

Our day started off a little chilly so we were inside most of the morning.  Thankfully, we had a daddy here to help us and play.  His help at the art center produced some pretty amazing pieces. At one point today Elliette drew a robot ?  She said ” Ms Debbie, does a robot have […]

Seriation

From the Learning is Fun Website  : Seriation Skills Seriation Skills can be defined as “the ability to arrange objects in order by size”. The development of seriation skills is a step-by-step developmental process. As children grow and develop, their ability to seriate will also develop. For instance, a very young child (two years old) […]

Oops ….

We teach the kids to say ” I had an oops. I will try again tomorrow. ” Today I am the one that had an oops and will need to try again tomorrow. At 8 AM my phone rang and after that the day went to hell in a hand basket.  ( What exactly does […]

Stop , Think and Choose

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 everyone has done something wonderful today so the day  is attached to a good memory.  Either way we vote , […]

Math and Candy Corn

  Today we used candy corn to practice a few math skills.  First we counted the candy corn . Then we added three pumpkins and talked about patterns .  Almost every child was able to set up an AB pattern.  Pumpkin, corn, pumpkin, corn , pumpkin , corn.  I was pleasantly surprised that most of […]

Finish Up Friday

Today we finished up our unit called ” I am Unique. ”  We learned that many of us have different eyes, hair, names, and even skin.  This is Pax and Ms Dallas working on a chart graphing hair color today.  No one in our group had red hair but the older kids fondly remembered Canyon […]

Patterns

I am under the weather today so Ms Dallas and Mr Randy are in charge today.  I think , from the sounds I have heard, that the kids had a great day.   As I laid in my bedroom with the door open I could hear the laughter, the music and the conversations.  Mind you […]