Dial 65

Can you tell I hate assessments ? It’s called a Dial 3 but it feels more like 65. This morning we had a visitor. Ms Amy is taking a class in early childhood and was just hanging out and doing a little research / homework. When we have visitors it stretches me. I have to […]

Still Assessing

Today Holly was out sick but I was still able to continue doing the dial 3 assessments – a little modified. Why use tiny blocks when it can be a gross motor game. Move beside the chairs. Move behind , in front of , and between the chairs. Move around the chairs. Move under the […]

End of Year Assessments

This morning we took time to do a bit of our dial three assessments. Year end is coming up soon. End of year assessments are not required but I do them so we can gauge our success through the year. Obviously we tend to focus on things that are not necessarily on this dial three […]

Pre-kinder Visit and STEM

I wasn’t sure what to highlight today. Two wonderful things happened. So why not talk about both ? This morning we had a scheduled visit with Mrs Frey , the Northside Counselor. She came to read a book to the children about Northside. It’s a fantastic book that introduces them to key people in the […]


Providing children with a range of materials and resources from which they can freely choose allows them to exercise their independence and make their own decisions about what they will do. … ‘Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency’ (Learning Outcome 1.2, p. 22). We are seeing this more often as […]

Big Winds

I don’t usually get too anxious weather events for some reason today I am feeling the need to be extra cautious. We had a quick tornado drill this morning so it is fresh in our minds what needs to happen if needed. We are also sleeping with our shoes on. Weird. I have never done […]


I think the thing I love the most about this time of year is the confidence that flows from our littles. They just blossom and own all the new things they are able to do.  I don’t brag about my kiddos being able to sit still and be quiet or sit in circle and listen […]

What Did You Do For Spring Break?

Spring break is a little hard to understand when the kids  take off a week and come back to continuing cold weather. There were a few tell- tell signs of spring though.  Our  two trees out front are covered with flower buds.   The white one is shedding ( which I am sure is great […]

Art Explosion

These littles are still super excited about art.  Their designs are getting more and more complex and detailed.   It’s the best thing when you see their art and they have incorporated letter writing .   Or you see children join the table for art that normally don’t partake.  We are still working on our […]

Puppet Show Part 400

Today we ventured more into what details we still needed to think about .  It was determined that the parents arriving for the show might want a place to sit. ” We should make chairs.” ” Then we can paint them.” Well, I have no idea where this will  lead. I did see a glimpse […]