Inspiration

I simply remember my favorite things

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An early childhood teacher’s rendition of “My Favorite Things” from “The Sound of Music.”

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Participating in a preschool leaf exchange

One of the wonderful things about online networking in early childhood education is the chance to participate in unique activities like a leaf exchange… I hadn’t really thought about how not every state has a true fall season like we do here in Indiana. The leaf exchange is designed to share leaves that are common […]

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On becoming an artist in preschool

I have recently moved my studio into a room of our house. This is where I “think preschool!” I love to make the room look “preschoolish.” The room is way off to itself so my husband doesn’t care what I do in here. I have most of the furniture I will need in my studio […]

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Deborah’s Graduation Day!

A few months ago, I had a young friend that I met on Facebook, Kara Morris, ask me to help her write a poem for her graduation announcements.  I wrote the initial draft and Kara tweaked the words to work for her. In the end, we came up with this darling poem that I would now […]

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My teacher appreciation gift for you

A simple gift for all of you who educate, care for, and entertain young children from Teach Preschool! Thank you for all you do for our youngest learners… You always inspire me!

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Week of the Young Child

April 11 – 17th is the Week of the Young Child. This week is a chance to honor young children and to thank teachers who dedicate their time to the field of early childhood education. I have been asked for ideas quite often on my Facebook page but haven’t had a great deal of success […]

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Making fans with preschoolers in Indonesia

A Guest post from Rahma Dona CERIA Preschool at Palembang south Sumatra Indonesia Rahma sent these photos via Facebook and I asked her if I could share them here. What a wonderful thing to see what other children are doing in a country so far away from my own. Rahma writes: “Make Chiness fan idea […]

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Creative teachers in preschool

When I get the chance, I love to go into one of our local preschools here and just admire all the art they display on their walls, ceilings, and windows.  Last week I stopped in and here are some of the displays I enjoyed seeing.  Many of them were just getting started so the children’s […]

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More inspiration in early childhood education

I am always inspired by what others do and share with me. A few weeks ago, I posted this little quilted mailbox system that I use in the classroom which led to Danny Chiu, a kindergarten teacher from Jarkarta, Indonesia,  to create one for his students at Regency Kindergarten. This is my mailbox… Below is the […]

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Inspiration in early childhood education

CERIA Preschool at Palembang south Sumatra Indonesia Rhama’s class is from Palembang south Sumatra Indonesia. Rhama often checks into the Teach Preschool site on Facebook and finds activities to do with her students. Most of these activities are not my ideas, rather ideas from my fellow bloggers. On occasion Rhama will share photos of her […]

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