Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Spin-around game

Spin-around game

My students love, and I mean love, playing all kinds of large motor games. If the children can spin, jump, run, or move about then they are just so happy. If I can’t think of a game, then I just make one up. This made up game is called the...

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What is the difference between interruptions and interactions?

What is the difference between interruptions and interactions?

When a preschooler speaks out during circletime, is that an interruption or an interaction? Stick with me on this post for the next few minutes and then decide for yourself! When I am sitting with a group of young children and someone blurts out...

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Simple spin art collages in preschool

Simple spin art collages in preschool

If you haven’t explored spin art yet, then you are missing out. Let me show you how simple spin art can be and how spin art strengthens those fine and large motor muscles too. To create the spin art, we used a cheap salad spinner that I...

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Hurrah for math in preschool!

Hurrah for math in preschool!

Our students love to fill their math bags with little objects from home then share them with the class. We get in all kinds of interesting math tokens to explore including lids, rocks, balls, small toys, and the list goes on. After sharing all of...

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Meet Deborah

I am a teacher who is always learning and growing so as you read my blog, you will see that I am also always changing my approach towards teaching based upon what I believe my students need from me and what I am currently learning about best practices in early childhood education.  I believe the best learning takes place through meaningful play and exploration so I fill my small classroom environment with opportunities for the children to explore new and interesting processes and materials every single day.