Parent Teacher Conferences

There has been a lot of research put into what affect parent / teacher partnerships have on school success.  The primary purposes of our parent conference in the fall is  to go over the developmental assessment that is mandated by the Arkansas Better Chance program and together to set a goal that we both can […]

Happy Friday

We made it through another week ! We have introduced most of our center materials that are out and went through our routines many , many times.  We have learned most of our friends names and we have learned what our voice levels are.  We have laughed l We have gotten muddy and 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 […]

Park and PIctures !

I already loaded all today’s pictures on facebook for the parents so this post will be short and without illustrations Class pictures were this morning and all the kids did great.   I think the pictures will be fabulous ! Today was a perfect day to go to the park.  The wind was blowing ever […]

Assertiveness

Last night I spent time with other providers that do preschool that same way I do ( in a home ) and we delved into chapter 3 of our Conscious Discipline book.  Each month we are spending extra time studying ( what we have already spent 6 days in a workshop being taught  ) and […]

Hey Diddle Diddle

It has been a chilly wet day today and we have enjoyed playing inside.  Days like this give me the opportunity to do some observing to see what changes we have made as individuals and as children.  This late in the year many times we see children that were quiet and reserved and tended to […]

Social Stories

Around holidays that promote love and kindness is a good time to revisit how we treat our friends.  We have had a fairly good roll this year and most of our kids get along well.  As they get older and get more independent sometimes preschoolers test their ability to ” lead ” in a group. […]

No picture Thursday

I declare it no picture Thursday ! Yep, your right . I lost the cord I sync my phone and computer to.  Bum Mer ! I will post some picture on facebook though since I can do a direct upload. Santa should think about bringing me a six pack – of syncing cords ! Today […]

New Toothbrushes !

Today we had a special visitor come talk to us about taking care of our teeth. The  kids might remember that there  are some things that are good for our  teeth and some things that are BAD for our teeth.  She also showed the kids how to brush and talked about when they should brush. […]

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 […]