Deborah in the News:spring break travel tips for preschoolers

With spring break on its way, these ideas can help you keep little ones busy. See my latest segment on Fox 59 Morning News!

For those of you viewing this through email or other source – you can click here to view the latest news segment!

I will be sharing each of my busy books over the next few weeks and my version of fun and educational I Spy Bottles!

So be sure to check back!

By | March 17th, 2011|Categories: Media|Tags: , , |8 Comments

A not so perfect preschool teacher’s valentine poem

As a preschool teacher

I am not always perfectly great…

I sometimes plan things to do

That are not considered age appropriate…

And sometimes I spend too much time

planning for every minute of the day…

Instead of giving my students more time

To learn through their play…

And sometimes I talk too much

When I really should stop and listen…

And sometimes I get too busy

Instead of giving the kids my attention…

But in spite of all my faults

There’s something I always do…

I treat each student with kindness and respect

and tell them “I love you!”

Thank you for joining me here on Teach Preschool

and may you all continue to learn and grow with me…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Deborah


By | February 14th, 2011|Categories: Around the Classroom|Tags: , |4 Comments

Deborah in the news

I have been enjoying the opportunity to present some simple information on our local news station. On today’s segment, I came prepared to introduce several ideas that young children can explore for Valentine’s day. If you are viewing this by email, you may need to come to the blog to see the short news clip!

The valentine activities I brought to share were included my most recent posts…

This was my second time to present on our local news station (you can view my first appearance here) and I have been invited back on a monthly basis. I am enjoying this new media outlet and learning something new with each opportunity. I am a rookie at this and have some questions about all of this. I would love to hear your thoughts….

1. What kind of ideas would you find of value for a March, April, or May segment? I am supposed to keep up with current trends, holidays, or events such as St. Patrick’s Day or Spring Break or other interesting current events but want to spin them from an early childhood education perspective.

2. I have to bring props so whatever idea I choose needs to include great visuals – do you have any prop suggestions that would fit on a long, skinny table top?

3. If you have had any short 3 minute segment television experience, do you have any presentation tips for me?

4. And most importantly, should I wear my hair up or down?

By | February 8th, 2011|Categories: Media|Tags: , , , , |22 Comments

Activities to promote development and Deborah in the News

I had the opportunity to be on Fox 59 Morning News!

I was pretty nervous and we had to move so fast that I couldn’t remember what I wanted to say! LOL!  I wasn’t able to actually get a copy of the video so I taped it from my daughter’s television so I could share this with everyone:)

I have blogged about some of the activities I show in the newsclip – you can see the vinegar and baking soda experiment here and you can view the picture frame activity here and you can view how to make colorful rice for sensory play here !

I was told to bring lots of props and I had fun choosing ideas that would be fun and colorful! I have been invited back to present once a month as long as we can come up with some ideas the producers like. So I have to get thinking!!

I finally got my 2 and 1/2 minutes of fame!!!

The week ahead for Teach Preschool

Just a quick note to let you know that I will be speaking next weekend at NAEYC conference in California.  I have never been to California before so I look forward to the trip. If you will be there, I hope you will stop by my session or if you see me in the hallway – stop and say hello!

I Put an Apple in my Lunch But Did I Hear a Crunch, Crunch, Crunch?

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Anaheim Convention Center

Room 206 A/B

Page 139 of the conference program!

For while I am gone, I have prepared a series of simple art ideas we have been doing in preschool over the past six weeks. I see so much art on a daily basis and hope you will enjoy some of the ideas I have prepared to share with you.

By | October 31st, 2010|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , |2 Comments