Our last science lesson was about living and non-living, specifically what is the criteria for something that is living. We used an acrostic of MRS. GREF to help us understand this concept. Following this lesson we narrowed our focus to living things only. We divided living things into two classes: Plant and Animal. We again… Continue reading Plant vs. Animal
“We didn’t get much done.” Have you ever said those words following a day, week, or month of school? I certainly have said it as a teacher in a class of 18+ students and I have certainly said it as the teacher of my own preschool age girls. As a matter of fact this repetitive… Continue reading We Didn’t Get Much Done
Last week we began our study of Botany and Zoology with a lesson on Living and Non-Living. This lesson is meant to be very engaging and hands-on leaving the child with a deep impression because it involves real specimens and objects. It is usually the first experience children have with classifying things into groups for… Continue reading MRS. GREF
First of all I must clarify the term “Field Trip”. When I use this title, I am referring to… “A going out with the intent of exploration and discovery for the purpose of learning.” I am not referring to a personal hiatus from blogging, which readers may or may not have noticed. Indeed, my absence… Continue reading An Impressionistic Field Trip
I like to eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas, I like to ite, ite, ite, ipples, and baninis… It’s stuck in my head and I like to share. You know you are a parent of young children when you catch yourself humming about your ears hanging low in line at the bank or about monkeys jumping on… Continue reading Music is Amazing!
Pumpkins. Cooler weather. The smell of crisp leaves and the rush of sound as feet move through them. Shorter days, longer, colder nights that make the warm glow inside even cozier. Apple cider, donuts, parties. This is October: Fall in Full Swing! Our preschool theme this month will be… Pumpkins! Real pumpkins and pumpkin décor are… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice, or Planning for October 2016
I comfort myself only with the thought that I knew this day was coming. I anticipated this. It happens every year: Teachers and students start with fresh enthusiasm, every school activity is novel and interesting, behavior is checked and attitudes bright. This is what we call “The Honeymoon Phase”. It is true of public school,… Continue reading A Rough Week