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 in your home state with others from other states. A common leaf that can be found in the state of [...]

By | October 19th, 2010|Categories: Inspiration, Science and Nature|Tags: , |17 Comments

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 but I need some paintings on the wall. I thought I would experiment with doing some of my favorite kind of art. [...]

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 like to borrow from Kara and share with you all for my own graduation announcement. Just beyond my reach Are [...]

By | June 26th, 2010|Categories: Inspiration|20 Comments

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 finding ideas online. I thought I would share this idea for thanking teachers. Apple of my Eye Make copies of [...]

By | March 30th, 2010|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |2 Comments

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 from DLTK blog its .Double tape , scissors , ice cream stick , 10x50 cm colourfull paper" Rahma writes: "It's [...]

By | March 25th, 2010|Categories: Inspiration|2 Comments