Roses are purple

Today we did a directed drawing. In line with the following the directions blog yesterday I noticed a distinct difference between my three-year-olds and my almost 5-year-olds  Since I don’t think each sometimes I use my director drawings to introduce a holiday that may be coming up or a season. Today I just simply […]

Following directions and math

Following one and two step directions is a developmental milestone. If you look at the Arkansas early learning standards it tells us between 19 and 48 months children can remember and follow two-step directions . Example: put the crayons away and then put them in the basket. Wash your hands and then dry them. They […]

Follow The Leader

Have you ever been in the car and played a little game with everyone in there? You sing a little piece of a song and then stop. Before long someone else in the car is singing that song as well. A while later you sing another song and sure enough it is echoed minutes later. […]

Manners

Are manners for preschoolers something we should expect? Is it developmentally appropriate to expect a child to speak when they come in a room or say thank you? This is the blog that I have been rolling around in my head for a couple weeks now. I know many of the answers to the questions […]

Caps for Sale

Today is a national holiday called hat day . I didn’t do the research to find out why they actually scheduled a day honoring hats but I figured why not. 😂 So today the children arrived with hats of many different kinds. Teachers too. Just this act alone gives us opportunity for so many conversations. […]

How Important are Numbers

Today was another dreary day inside. We can do cold. But we can’t do cold and wet. Call me a baby or whatever but I just can’t. 😝 It is a cold that goes to the bones and takes hours to get rid of. To make sure that we get all of the gross motor […]

The 5 W’s

The children have been into reading a lot more. I think it’s the cold weather and them feeling the need to be close to us. Today as we were plopped in the floor I thought what a good time to do a skill assessment. I told the children to warm up their ears that I […]

Assessments

Three times a year we have finalization on our assessment and observations. During the last term I noticed that many of our children had a hard time knowing what largest and smallest are . Today I did a little activity to see how far along we’ve come. We started first with the large group of […]

Welcome 2020

This absolutely made my day today- as we opened the door I heard our first child running down the sidewalk yelling “yippee!!” It’s such a good feeling to know when you’re missed. I’m sure the kids feel the same way. We made a point today to make sure we actually said” I missed you while […]

It’s the simple things

The children’s favorite “toy” still remains a $1 stack of disposable cups. The way I taught years ago – 30 degrees outside and I am doing a unit on ” ice ” we freeze toys in ice for the kids to excavate. We set a cube of ice out in a bowl inside to see […]