I tried to think of a cutesy title for today’s blog but I got nothin’.  Today we explored our 5th sense which was touch.  We touch things all day that are hard, soft , smooth , and rough.  Littles  don’t always have the words to explain what it is they  are feeling past hot or […]

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 […]

Welcome Back to School

It was great be back today.  As we laid down for nap one of the little said ” I’m glad you’re back Ms Debbie. ”  I needed the rest and a schedule free from obligations but I am certainly glad to be back too. It’s nice to come home to a job that you sincerely […]

Nature Cooperated

Its a good day when things naturally occur that coincide with your lesson plans. It makes you feel like a rockstar teacher though  NONE of it has anything  to do with a plan you made . Like today ! We went outside early to beat the rain. This weather is amazing  !   Mr Randy […]

Mud Pie is Served

The highlight of our day was the mud pie kitchen reopening. We put it together last year but like any play area if it isnt revisited and revamped ever once in a while, it gets sad looking and no one wants to play there. Before we delve into our mud kitchen madness let me tell […]

Spring again ?

This morning was so glorious that I met the kids outside. Welcome to my office… wow! This was one my favorite pair of pictures of the day.  Joslyn pushed Ty in the dump truck .                                       Then […]

Taking Advantage of the Weather

This morning we met the kids outside .  It was such a beautiful fall day that it hurt my heart to come inside .  Soon we will have days that we wont be outside at all. So after breakfast we gathered the materials we were planning to use inside and hauled them outside.  There is […]

Leaves and Math

Today was the day we all brought leaves in.  ( What !!! You forgot ?? Dont worry i have trees and Ive got your back! We sorted them and counted them. We compared them. We even used them in an art project !   We had another learning experience today that was not planned for. […]

Outdoor classroom

Today I greeted the kids outside and we stayed there until lunch time at 11:30.  Unlike most outdoor play areas for children our area has almost everything we have inside as far as centers goes.  There is sand and water.  There is dramatic play.  There are blocks.   There is an art area with painting. […]

Outdoor Classroom ? You betcha!

Today as the kids came in I couldn’t get over how wonderful it felt outside.  You could hear the birds chirping and the breeze was blowing .  Life was good.  I thought to myself .. ” Self, why do you want to take the kids out of this kids wonderland of learning you have out […]