This Arkansas weather is CRAZY. I should have taken better note of the weather this week.  Yesterday we did boats. Today we planned for trains and normally we walk to the tracks and almost always catch a train coming or going . I felt it was too chilly for that long of a walk today. […]

Rock and Roll Rockstars

Today we talked about rock and roll music.   C anyon’s older brother came over and hooked up his electric guitar and played some rock and roll for us.   He said ”  Im gonna play I love Rock and Roll ” and seemed surprised that all the kids knew most of the words. Did […]

Global Minded Music and Children

When I was a child I remember thinking and reading about children from other countries and it all seemed so ” foreign  .”  ( Pardon the pun. )   Children of today are surrounded by people, food and media from other cultures all the time.   They go to school and church with children from […]

I Was Country When County Wasn’t Cool

Today we started a music theme.   First on our list was exploration of country music.  No problem cowboy, Ive got that one covered. I am a professional hoe-down goer.   There were opportunities for music all over the place today. We have always had these loose parts in the block room to build with […]

Doing the Friday Dance

This week has seemed to DRAGGGGGGG on and on.  I know that is probably because I still dont feel awesome and so many of the kids have not felt well.  Today the whole day felt like it was a movie in slow motion.  No one got in a hurry to do anything today .  I […]

The Sound of Music

Since we are making new discoveries about music this week we have introduced several new instruments formally in circle time and also added different ones to our music center for free play.  One of those ” instruments ” was a paper jam guitar. The kids LOVE it. It has even had to ” take a […]

Theme song please ?

As we talk about music this week , I am challenged to think outside the box.  While gathering my resources to teach this theme I found a lot of teacher directed craft type activities but not a lot of purpose driven ideas that are used to reach goals that we are working toward.   Yesterday […]

Like A Rhinestone Cowboy

What wonderful weather we are having for the end of January. I met the kids outside again today and got some energy out and some metabolisms kicked in before we even had breakfast.  Breakfast this morning was homemade banana oatmeal.  It was delicious.  I took fresh bananas and mashed them up and mixed in a […]

Happy 5th of May ( early )

Today we celebrated Cinco DeMayo with Mrs. Jeanette.  Mrs. Jeanette was Mary Burton’s former spanish teacher in high school . She lives in Rogers now and is working on her doctorate  . What a wonderful day we had.  She is a special  lady. Listening to her tell the kids stories about Mexico and sing in […]

Peter CottonTail

Have you ever waited and waited for something to happen and each day got up just knowing that ” today would be the day ?”  That is how we feel around here.  We don’t do anything different  than any other day when we aren’t expecting anyone, its just an anxious feeling that comes each year […]