Wet World Wednesday!

>Today we read the book Wet World  and it just happened to be on Wednesday – lots of W sounds going on ! After reading the book we drew a picture with crayon and then water colored over the top of it to  make it look like a rainy day.   The children were shocked […]

QA Visit

> Today was THE day.    We have been waiting for 2.5 months for our annual quality inspection. We use a scale somewhat like ECCRS called FCCRS ( family child care rating scale) . I mentor other homes that are wanting to go through this process , so the pressure is on to pass.  I […]

Welcome Back

> This weekend I went thrift shopping.  Being at the Riverfield Dayschool made me want to do SOMETHING ! I can’t be where they are yet, but I can take baby steps.  I wanted to add  pieces of “wonder” for the children to find when they came in  today. One of the things I saw […]

Am I good enough to have a Reggio inspired classroom?

>After getting home and unpacking from my trip to Riverfield Country Dayschool in Tulsa, I looked around my space. The space my kiddos have for learning is full of whimsy and wonder.  Can I let go of all this to have a Reggio inspired classroom?  Do I HAVE to let go of all of this […]

Spring Break Fun!

> We have had tons of fun. If it wasn’t 11:57  right now and I didn’t have to get up at 6:15 I would tell you all about it.  But for a quick wrap up.   1.  Jones Center  AETN  day….  100o kids, Clifford the Big Red Dog and yes, if you look good enough- […]

The “write” stuff

>The older kids have really been into writing today.   They have made list and graphs galore.   This is how children become better writers. I can throw dot to dot in front of them all day, but if they aren’t ready— they aren’t ready. Here is an article that discusses the “stages of writing” […]

We’re Goin’ on a Leprechaun Hunt!

> Our day started off pretty normal. Well, sort of – if you consider normal having the USDA food program sponsor show up and tell me Lucky Charms are not credible.  I honestly thought they were since they were less than 12 grams of sugar but I guess the rule is less than 10 grams. […]

Rainbows and Muffin Tin Mondays

> So.. it is a little SIDEWAYS . Let’s just call that your challenge for the day!  This is what was on our journal this morning as the kids arrived.  MUFFIN TIN MONDAY!   A lot of homeschooling moms that blog have this trendy thing going on called MUFFIN TIN MONDAY. Each Monday they feed […]