Pranks plus

April fools day is kind of a foolish day. But it’s full of fun and it actually teaches lessons along the way . This morning I asked the children would they love to have brownies for breakfast and of course they all cheered and said YES!!! They were just a tad disappointed when I bought […]

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Here comes Peter Cottontail Hopping down the bunny trail Hippity hoppety Easters on its way.

Looking For Spring

Periodically we take walks around our neighborhood looking for seasonal changes. Today we went around a couple blocks looking for signs of spring . We found many signs of spring. We even found a SIGN that said SPRING! Before we left for our walk we discussed how I watch them play and I document things […]

They Missed The Mud

We talked about taking a walk today to look for signs of spring. The children were so engaged in playing and content that I did not want to interrupt. Everyone was excited to tell us what they did or did not do over spring break. We did all our normal things today. Listening to pancake […]

Small World Play

All of the children have really been into small world play. Small world play is getting tiny animals, tiny people and creating play scenes with them. They do it for hours? This weekend Mr. Randy’s fraternity had a garage sale and he found a little peoples play house with people and all the furniture pieces. […]

Ye Ole Leprechaun Hunt

I don’t know how many years we’ve been doing our traditional leprechaun hunt. I know it’s a lot. I look forward to it each year. When I looked at the weather chart this year and noticed that it would be raining all day I just decided I did not want to cancel or postpone. I […]

Preschool Family

We read another book today from the Shubert series. This one was about a new boy coming to school. The children were so excited – but when he walked in he looked so different that they began to laugh and some of them even teased him . No worries, in the end the teacher Mrs. […]

Heart Shaped Glasses

Conscious discipline -that you hear me rave about- has a series of books about a little guy name Schubert. The books are intended to teach the skills. They are also a great reminder for the teacher or the person reading the book. This is the time of year the children begin to exert their independence […]

Costumes and Loose parts

So this morning they piled out of the cars- princesses, superheroes, rock stars- we had a little bit of everything. There’s no real teaching in the wearing of costumes other than the confidence that it takes to walk into a classroom when you’re not dressed like the others. Or just the pure joy that you […]

Fine Motor Development

To many people, fine motor development means the way a child holds and uses pencils, crayons, and scissors. But fine motor development is much more. To understand fine motor development it is important to understand a little about how the human body develops. Human development progresses from the head down and from the trunk outward. […]