Early childhood education up front and center

There are many wonderful bloggers sharing ideas out there and everyday I learn something new. I am motivated, inspired, and even surprised by some of the innovative and fresh ideas that are shared on these early childhood focused blogs. Many of these blogs are written by stay at home moms who are doing some amazing activities with their children. Others are written by classroom teachers, home childcare providers, and other professionals in the field of [...]

By | April 11th, 2011|Categories: Messages from Deborah|Tags: |11 Comments

Make spring break travel with preschoolers fun and educational!

For those of you heading out on a long trip during spring break, I will  be sharing a few simple travel tips for parents of preschoolers today = Thursday - March 17, 2011 on Indiana's  Fox Morning News - Channel 59 at 9:15am EST... I will be sure to share the video of the news segment along with "My Busy Books" as soon as the video is ready... I will also be sharing these "I [...]

By | March 17th, 2011|Categories: Messages from Deborah|Tags: , |4 Comments

Postcard exchange 2011 update

For those of you who are participating in the current postcard exchange, let me share a few updates that I have received by email and on facebook. There are many of you who are really moving along and sending out your postcards! I am so excited about your participation and have enjoyed the feedback and photos sent to me. The photos shared here today are from Tuggy Tots! I have recieved a few [...]

By | February 18th, 2011|Categories: Messages from Deborah|Tags: |14 Comments

What’s you’re social media personality?

Exchange magazine published an article in the January/February, 2011 edition titled, "What's you're social media personality?" written by early childhood professionals, Fran Simon and Chip Donohue PhD.  In order to actually read this article you would need a subscription to the magazine so I will give you just a few of the highlights... Fran and Chip identify 5 "social media personality" types: The resistor The intimidated The personal user The tester The expert For each [...]

By | January 10th, 2011|Categories: Messages from Deborah|Tags: |2 Comments

It’s Thanksgiving Day!

We finally wrapped up our big Thanksgiving feast at preschool the other day and it was such a fun day! At our school feast the children and teachers set the tables... Decorated the walls with the many things they had made... Put on their pilgrim hats... Gave their parent guests the hats they prepared for them... And sat with their families to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving meal... I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving [...]

By | November 25th, 2010|Categories: Messages from Deborah, Special Occasions|Tags: |4 Comments

Preschool post card exchange!

Our kindergarten class is participating in a postcard exchange that was put together by my friends on Teach Preschool on Facebook! PLEASE NOTE:  THE POST CARD EXCHANGE FOR 2011- 2012 SCHOOL YEAR IS NO LONGER OPEN TO NEW PARTICIPANTS.  CHECK BACK AGAIN NEXT YEAR:) THANKS SO MUCH! The children have been sending and receiving postcards from Australia, Canada, and all parts of the United States.... Each time they receive a postcard, they go to their [...]

By | November 2nd, 2010|Categories: Messages from Deborah|Tags: |2 Comments