Drops Not Puddles

The art center is always a buzz of activity. Last week the children mainly just wanted to play with Playdoh . This week they started taking out more of the other materials . I have a gallon of glue and I want the children to feel like they can use it freely but in the […]

Assessments

Today I got another fair share of our assessments done.

Lunch Time Learning

Lunchtime routines are great time for learning social graces and gaining independence. Children are usually outside before lunch and then come and wash their hands and sit at the table. Will use real plates utensils and cups. ( old picture ) During meal times is an excellent time to sit and visit with children. Many […]

Individual Plans

With each day comes new possibilities. The children open up doors to new things they want to learn. As teachers we watch. As teachers we listen. There is much planning to promote active engagement while having fun and learning. Another thing that we do as teachers is offer support for children that are struggling. Everyone […]

Where’s Waldo?

Or where is Debbie? One of my goals this year is to spend less time out of the classroom. Ha ! You say as the first week of school I am out for part of the day. I was invited to be part of an advisory Council for our high school trade and technical division. […]

Extended Inside Play

From Mother.ly we learn that ” Unstructured play is play without predetermined rules of the game. There are no organized teams, uniforms, coaches or trainers. It is spontaneous, often made-up on the spot, and changeable as the day goes on. It is the kind of play you see when puppies chase each other around a […]

Dial Three Assessments

One of the obligations or requirements for ABC funding is that within 45 days we do a baseline assessment of each of the children. We use a tool called DIAL 3. It’s just an overall glance at some foundational skills the children may have or may not have yet. One of the biggest things that […]

We Mix The Playdoh Here

Today we continued just to get to know each other better and get used to our classroom environment and routines. Inside the playdoh area seemed to be the most popular. There was so much going on . Are you aware that we allow the children to mix the playdoh ? You can’t imagine the peace […]

Welcome Party Animals

The first few blogs that I post are always so conflicting for me. I want to tell you ALL the things… But I don’t want to overwhelm you. So as I think of new things I make a list of important “stuff” to come back to. I think it’s important for you to know what […]

Last Day Vibes

Today has been a very good day. This morning we celebrated birthdays of the children that have birthdays during the summer. We played some inside their but energy level was so high it was like little fire flies at night. We watched our end of the year video. It was so nice to listen to […]