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Making Art Meaningful

Published on January 22, 2018 under Winter
Continuing our thoughts from last week I wondered as the teacher how to tie this all together.   They love telling stories. They love art. They love music.  I want them to see how it…
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Published on December 12, 2017 under Winter
This morning we had a few melt downs and a little craziness .  So much to the point when a mom left she said " Have a mediocre day ! "  LOL ! Well, we…
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Christmas is Coming 2017

Published on November 30, 2017 under Art
Christmas erasers to match, sort, stack , count and pattern become much more fun when they are stored in a tiny cute basket .   I put this together last night.  I got the metal…
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Catch Up

Published on November 9, 2017 under Winter
Yesterday was an incredibly busy day. It was wonderful for a lot of reasons  but busy. Ms Emma from the UK came to visit us and stayed all day. She was even gracious enough to…
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Published on November 7, 2017 under Winter
Since we are such a TRADITIONAL preschool today we taught something a little more innovative and fun.  We all did the cha cha slide . :) We also played a language game.  I would show…
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Parent Conferences

Published on October 23, 2017 under Winter
Parent Conferences are required by Arkansas Better Chance funding.   What should happen at an ideal parent-teacher conference? Ideally , the conference should just feel like a conversation between the parents and the teacher.  …
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Creative Art

Published on October 18, 2017 under Winter
I have been seeing some really amazing art pieces !   I haven't " taught " them to draw.  I only supply materials and LOTS AND LOTS of time. COPIED from   Characteristics of…
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Taking Risks

Published on October 6, 2017 under Winter
  Today one of the littles came up to me and said " We made a trampoline. "  Hmm.. You did?   What did you make it from ?   She replied a board.  I…
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Published on September 28, 2017 under Winter
The power of documentation. Transcriptions of children’s remarks and discussions, photographs of their activity, and representations of their thinking and learning are carefully studied. These documents have several functions. Most importantly, they help to determine…
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The Magic of Preschool

Published on September 8, 2017 under Winter
We had a visitor here yesterday.  As she walked in she said " I can't believe there are 16 children in here. It's so quiet and calm." Well.. yes, it is.  In actuality there were…
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