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Letting Children Choose

Published on October 3, 2018 under Winter
Why do we as adults pick certain hobbies such as painting, playing music, or gardening? We spend time on those activities because we find it enjoyable, we have some control over the activity, and we…
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Art is Smart

Published on October 2, 2018 under Winter
A child becomes totally engrossed and immersed in the process of making a work of art. The sensation of feeling smooth thick paint sliding onto the paper calms the child. When the child grapples with…
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Bully what ?

Published on October 1, 2018 under Winter
First off, can we just all understand that there's no such thing as a three-year-old bully ? The actions that you see that might lead you to believe the child is a bully are simply…
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DAP

Published on September 28, 2018 under Winter
What is developmentally appropriate practice? You probably have noticed that our classroom has a lot of bustlr and noise , the children are up doing things, talking, playing , and exploring. Such a classroom environment…
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What Children Need

Published on September 27, 2018 under Winter
Since we wholeheartedly believe in a play based curriculum we spend as much time as we can outside. Things change as the weather gets cooler. Early mornings are harder because there is still a little…
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Cooperation

Published on September 25, 2018 under Winter
The weather was amazing today so we stayed outside for an extended period. I always feel the need when we do that to justify that we are still learning all of the important things while…
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Community

Published on September 24, 2018 under Winter
What is community ? What does community mean in a group of preschoolers ? Why is community important? From Kate Dane at NAEYC.org which is a leading resource for early educators. When I describe the…
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Back In The Saddle

Published on September 21, 2018 under Winter
It felt really good to be back in school today. Several of the littles said " I missed you Miss Debbie ." I missed being here. Professional development is important. It's how I continue to…
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The Dot

Published on September 18, 2018 under Winter
Yesterday I read the story called "The Dot " to the children. It's a story about a child that felt like he was not an artist and he could not draw. Eventually with his teachers…
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But Why is Advocacy Important

Published on September 17, 2018 under Winter
I have found myself more involved in the politics that surround the early childhood field. Advocacy in our field is wide and deep. You can advocate for quality, you can advocate for teacher pay and…
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