Ice and Stories

Here the boys are smelling Angie’s coconut coffee as it brews.  They said it smelled” Yummy.”  Thanks again parents for this amazing Christmas present. I love the collaborative gifts that are something for our use with our families or kids. They are the best. We did some science today with predicting what would happen to […]

Other Signs of Fall

We have talked a lot about the leaves changing colors and falling from the trees. We have also talked about how the wind is starting to get a little more chilly and it gets dark sooner.  Today , we explored a different side of our season change.  Remember for a while we had a wasp […]

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 […]

Valentines Day Wind Down

Today we did a little math by graphing those cute little Valentine conversation hearts.  We used terms like more/ most and less / least and yum.. these are good. 🙂 Sometimes ( Many times.  No.. most of the time ) learning takes place without my intervention or planning.  You will see in these pictures that […]

Its Fri- YAY Y’all !

This week like all the others this year has FLOWN by. Some concepts  we have explored a little the last two days in addition to shadows ( that I didn’t mention yesterday ) is sequencing.   I have a little sequencing game we played.  Each set has three cards with pictures  that have an obvious […]

Shadow Play

In celebration of Groundhog Day today we did a little exploring shadows. The overhead  projector was a hit.  The discoveries they make with color and light on this are amazing and they get more complex over time . We will leave the overhead out for a while so they can continue to experiment with light. […]

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 […]

Post Thanksgiving

Most of you know that I have gradually become more natural, hippified, simplistic , reggio – inspired , child centered, …. there are so many adjectives that could explain or might be pinned on me for my current method of ” teaching ” children.  Please believe me when I say the things I execute each […]

Empathy

WE’RE BACK!!!  Did you miss us ?  Did you miss the blog ?   Sometimes when I am out I do try to blog our days because I know you love it and it gives you wonderful ways to discuss your child’s day.  Sometimes it just isn’t possible.  We trained on Tuesday afternoon / evening […]

Do You See What I See

  “Children learn about their environment through their senses. They come to understand concepts through their sense of sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. Children understand “soft” when they touch a kitten’s fur. They notice colors when they see a beautiful rainbow. They know what “loud” means when they hear a clap of thunder. They […]