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1 Clare Hohn October 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Ah, I thought I saw info on infant/toddlers Do you have article Enjoy your site by the way Totally Groovy


2 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. October 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm
3 Darcy Barber February 21, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Hi Deborah!
As a first year UPK Teacher I am thrilled to utilize your incredible ideas in my classroom. I adore the Wacky Wednesday post it note idea!! (and cant wait to set up my room in a similar way in two short weeks)
Thank you for your site!


4 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. February 21, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Have fun with it Darcy!


5 chitra March 17, 2013 at 9:22 am

Hi Deborah !
I would like to know what kind of crayons do you give to your Preschoolers. Is it wax crayons or oil pastels?


6 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 17, 2013 at 9:26 am

Hi Chitra,
We use a variety of crayons but our favorite are Slick Stix by Crayola or just the basic Crayola brand crayons.


7 chitra March 17, 2013 at 9:46 am

Thanx very much. Do we introduce wax crayons or oil pastels for beginners?


8 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 17, 2013 at 10:11 am

Probably will want to start with wax crayons.


9 chitra March 17, 2013 at 11:46 am

Thanx very much for your creative ideas.I just love your site and of course tried implementing a few of them in schools.


10 Casie Brooks April 18, 2013 at 11:44 am

I would like to receive your e-mails, but it will not accept my netzero acct. e-mail. Any suggestions?



11 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 18, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Hi Casie,
I added your email so be sure and check your spam folder or regular folder to see if you got a “confirmation” email. Let me know if there is any problem and we will keep brainstorming!


12 Mercy May 21, 2013 at 6:47 am

Hi Deborah,
This is great work. I really appreciate your site with all the creative ideas I have found them very useful. From what age group do you use the name puzzle?


13 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 21, 2013 at 4:56 pm

This depends on the readiness of your students, how familiar they are with their name, and how interested they are in this type of activity. With that in mind, I would say four year old and up!


14 Dianna Torres May 26, 2013 at 9:47 am

Do you have any seminars this summer. I truly enjoy your website and have learned many things. I would love to attend a seminar, (it doesn’t matter where it is). Thank you for giving so much! I can be reached at d.torres@corpuschristisb.org

Thank you,


15 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 26, 2013 at 9:53 am

Hi Dianna,
I have two presentations this summer but both of them are for private organizations and not open to the public. If you let me know what state you are in, I will be sure to let you know if I am ever doing anything in your area.



16 Caroline June 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Great site! I’m an early childhood special educator and your site has ideas that are also fabulous for children in different developmental stages and with varying needs. Do you have any pages on your site that feature the environmental set-up of your classroom? I would love to see the way it’s organized, overall. Thanks for all of your great ideas!


17 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. June 10, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Hmmm, I don’t know that I have one specific post that focuses on my classroom set up. I tend to change it up pretty regularly!


18 Sharon Jackson December 17, 2013 at 11:07 pm

such an awesome idea…love the tagline! it is a perfect way to show the importance of appropriate practice and the value of early intervention to the leaders in our school district as we seek to expand services and gain more support for early education. thank you for your advocacy and work for little ones!


19 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. December 18, 2013 at 12:41 am

Thank you so much Sharon! It is such a tough topic to address simply but through photos and the tagline, I have found my own ability improve too!


20 Burcu January 4, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Hi Deborah,
Wonderful activity. I liked your classroom, very regular. Your students very lucky :) I am a teacher of preschool. Greetings from Turkey.


21 Cindy Elder February 19, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Hi deb was looking for ideas for my nanny job and I come across you and the awesome thing is I already know your ideas are good bc I know know you. I so glad you are able to share your knowledge with us bc when you are on you own every idea helps. Ty cindy


22 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. February 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Hi Cindy! How are you doing? It is so sweet to hear from you today. I hope your job is going well!


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