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Shadow Play

Published on February 2, 2018 under funny things kids say
Today is Groundhog Day ! First we celebrated Pax's birthday .  The little Gecko turned 5 ! Later we all sat on the carpet ( at one time which is actually pretty rare) and talked…
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Soup’r Spaghetti?

Published on January 31, 2018 under Winter
Today was a little hectic but family engagement activities are always worth it.  We had mom's and dad's and grandma's.  We didn't do soup as we planned because we had an abundance of spaghetti  (…
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We Have A Date !

Published on January 30, 2018 under math
In order to know how long we have to complete our project it was necessary to set a date for our puppet show.  Some early childhood settings do calendar time every day.  I certainly did…
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What’s Next?

Published on January 29, 2018 under Reggio
Today after a short family time we looked at our book we wrote again and talked about next steps.  Three people that were absent the end of last week needed to contribute to our puppet…
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Puppet Creations

Published on January 26, 2018 under Art
Today was finally  the day we could move one step closer to our puppet show.  Yesterday each child decided which puppet they wanted to create . We looked at pictures on the internet that might…
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ABC Audit

Published on January 25, 2018 under Art
I knew I was in a 60 day window for an ABC audit.  They even give us a form to know what to expect. This morning I got up and got ready like a rock…
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Puppets and My Soul

Published on January 24, 2018 under Art
Well, that sounds dramatic. :) Yesterday I was so conflicted.  My  morning  before work started with a phone call concerning AECA and many times through out the day I received urgent emails and texts that…
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What Is An Illustrator?

Published on January 23, 2018 under Winter
Today we added art to the book we wrote yesterday . We were reminded what an illustrator is . We really looked at the words on the page to decide what the picture should be.…
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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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Puppets / Art

Published on January 18, 2018 under Art
We have been talking about art and storytelling .  Last night I wondered what we could do to combine these two activities.   How can art influence storytelling ? I asked the kids what they…
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