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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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Published on November 6, 2017 under Literacy
Part of gaining readiness skills for literacy and reading is know how to treat a book . We model frequently how to hold the book and turn the pages.  We model how to use our…
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Big Emotions and Loose Parts

Published on November 2, 2017 under Loose parts
Today we had three littles come in the gate struggling.  What can we expect after Halloween and then a church night ?  Hopefully everyone will get some extra snoozes tonight.  BIG emotions give us opportunities…
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Pj Day

Published on November 1, 2017 under Halloween
We had some come in slow . We had some come in cranky. We had some come in wired . I knew the kids would be all over the place today so we prepped physically…
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Spookly the Square Pumpkin

Published on October 30, 2017 under Halloween
I did it. I couldn't help myself.  I got out one of  my theme boxes out today.  When I made a  delivery to the storage unit I saw the bright orange box filled with Halloween…
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Acorn Art

Published on October 26, 2017 under DAP
Sometimes allowing kiddos to explore means letting go of even more control.  Yesterday I showed the kids a picture of some acorns someone had painted or stained on pinterest .  Today - they decided we…
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Pumpkins and Acorns

Published on October 25, 2017 under fall
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…
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Learning Takes Place Every Where

Published on October 24, 2017 under DAP
As I work through really embracing the Reggio philosophy and a child-led curriculum I have been honest enough to say I am STRUGGLING .  I am on the STRUGGLE bus and riding full steam ahead.…
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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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Meaningful Writing Experiences

Published on October 20, 2017 under DAP
At this age teaching writing is not only a terrible waste of time but also it is NOT developmentally appropriate .  Sometimes teachers or parents ignore science and years of research by professionals and teach…
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