Harold And The Purple Crayon

It makes complete sense that as we continue to explore mark making that we read about Harold and his purple crayon. Maybe you remember the story from childhood . If you don’t there’s a link to the story. Harold and The Purple Crayon Wouldn’t be a wonderful world if we could pick up a crayon […]

Developmental Assessments

I’m not even sure if I’m required anymore to do developmental assessment. But I have done baseline assessment on children since 2008 and it definitely is best practice. So I do them . I do assessments of their motor skills like jumping , hopping, catching and writing. I do a concepts assessment . During this […]

Dot markings

Today we continued our exploration of mark making. We experimented making dots on paper. We made tiny dots and large dots. Then we connected them with lines. We connected them with straight lines. we connected them with curvy lines. Don’t judge – Pablo Picasso did the same thing.

I’m not just a scribble ..

We continued our mark making exploration by reading a book called “I’m not just a scribble.” I have never read the book before but I love it. The “scribble” meets a drawing and he won’t play with him because he’s just a scribble. The Scribble talks to him about how beautiful and vibrant his colors […]

What is a Social Story

They are stories that are specifically written to help teach a skill or for emotional and social regulation support. I actually was in a meeting yesterday that I mentioned a book that I had written to help children that were scared of my toilet. 😳 I’ve seen this morning one of the little guys going […]

Scribble Stones

Today we read a story called Scribble Stones . You can find it here https://youtu.be/AQzRlquoHNU After reading the story we went outside and grabbed our chalk and created art of our own on our trike path stones. I love that Nayomi was doing math and had no idea. Something in her head said… Let’s divide […]

Mr Marker Has Magic

Who remembers that we called markers “magic markers” back in the day? I’m not really sure why they were called “magic markers” but introducing markers today had us revisiting that concept. I talked about the fact that Mr. marker has a magic hat and if the hat doesn’t go back on the marker it will […]

Well Hello Fall

If you don’t have a job where you got to sit outside today you are missing out. It was an absolutely amazing day. After breakfast and family time we headed outside. It’s interesting when you’ve spend long periods of time doing anything with children- after the first hour and a half or so their play […]

Our Big Voice

You know that I feel the most important thing I can give your child in preparation for kindergarten is a strong foundation for social and emotional regulation. That also includes relationship building and figuring out how to navigate all of the little awkward conversations and situations that happen even in preschool. Many traditional teachers are […]

Day 1 Lesson Plans

Today was a special day. All the “firsts” at this age are memorable. I’m sure you remember the first time your child talked to you or the first time they walked . If this is your second year of PreK I’m sure you remember the first day from last year . Firsts can be almost […]