Blog Posts - Creating A Sense Of Community



Let Kids Get Their Happy On!

Pix from 'The Pink Ribbon" on Facebook I remember the first time I started teaching. I did activities I loved as a child with them and we had a great time.  By mid-year my class didn’t seem to have that “oomph” it once had.  I’m so...
by The Honorable Mention on Sep 3, 2014

How to make a kids classroom art gallery!

When I first began teaching I put a lot if money back into the program. Then I learned was to be more Recession Chic. Today's teachers have to be quite resourceful and found my parents very willing to help-boy does that lighten the load! We...
by The Honorable Mention on Jul 13, 2012

Teaching Young Children About Bugs

"I loved being outside. We'd hold lightning bugs in our fingers and pretend they were diamond rings."~Loretta Lynn It's that time of year again. All kinds of bugs and insects are sure to be stuffed in children's pockets and endlessly poked at. I have...
by The Honorable Mention on Mar 15, 2011

The Preschooler's Snow People Song

Here is an all time winter favorite the children always have always loved whether it's via flannel story or simply acting it out. The snow people song has been a great motivation for kids to draw and tell stories about their own experiences. We frequ...
by The Honorable Mention on Nov 29, 2010

Teacher Tips For Getting Kids From Noisy to Quiet

There are many types of noise in a classroom. There are happy noises, noises of discovery and learning, as well as joyful noises of laughter.Then...There's that other noise.The one that travels up the spine and causes Administrators and staff to seek...
by The Honorable Mention on Oct 26, 2010

Great Teacher Ideas for Back to School Month!

Making the transition back to school can be fun and exciting for children and families. By promoting a sense of community in the beginning of the school year we create and atmosphere for comfort and friendship for both new and returning fam...
by The Honorable Mention on Aug 20, 2010

Tips About School Clothes for Kids

Okay, so July is the biggest month for back to school clothing sales and then August is the next big sweep. Kids grow by leaps and bounds over the summer so school clothes are a must! Before you donate or toss out old clothing check with your child's...
by The Honorable Mention on Aug 3, 2010

Creating an Environment for Kindness with Kids

"No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure."~Emma GoldmanI had once began to get a bit overwhelmed with teaching whe...
by The Honorable Mention on Jun 1, 2010

Poetry for Children in Early Childhood Education

TreesThe Oak is called the king of trees,The Aspen quivers in the breeze,The Poplar grows up straight and tall,The Peach tree spreads along the wall,The Sycamore gives pleasant shade,The Willow droops in watery glade,The Fir tree useful in timber giv...
by The Honorable Mention on May 30, 2010

Friendship

"A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart." ~Attributed to Heather PryorI really appreciate the friendships I have formed though out the years. They has taught me to be a better wife, sister, friend and teacher. I'm don't know...
by The Honorable Mention on May 20, 2010

The Cheering Squad

"A true teacher want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be." I am often told about many concerns about children's development and an Early Childhood Educator. Many children have been labeled as delayed, special needs, eve...
by The Honorable Mention on May 19, 2010

Good Communication

"The basic building block of good communications is the feeling that every human being is unique and of value."With a day of so much to recall, remind, and relate to I have to remember if I really am communicating effectively. The last thing I want t...
by The Honorable Mention on May 18, 2010

Kids Learn to Go Green With Recycling!

 It is really exciting when kids begin to understand to benefits to going green and recycling. Not only does it save money, but keeps our planet in a much healthier condition. I was excited to read about what one school is doing by allowing the...
by The Honorable Mention on May 10, 2010

the small things.

 "You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction."~ Alvin TofflerEncouragement and attention really mean something to our kids. I know that there are times I have...
by The Honorable Mention on May 7, 2010

Will Work For Somersaults

"The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us. When the world seems familiar, when one has got used to existence, one has become an adult." ~Eugene IonescoI noticed the preschoolers all sitting at circle time without me. Every now and t...
by The Honorable Mention on Apr 26, 2010


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