Category Archives: preschool

The Final Letter

As soon as the school year is over and the dust has settled, my final letter to families is a reflection of the school year.  It takes families through the highlights so they can relive those moments and classroom experiences … Continue reading

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Self Portraits

My favorite year-end art project, children drawing a picture of themselves and comparing it to the drawing they made at the start of the school year. Look at how they’ve grown! Jennie

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Pen-Pal Explosion

Our Pen-Pal Wall Back in April, when school was celebrating children around the world, it struck me that reaching out to other children would be a wonderful thing to do.  We could write letters, send cards, get to know each … Continue reading

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Playdough

Playdough is much better when it becomes a melting pot of colors. People are, too. Jennie

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A Memorial Day Remembrance, and Much More

Air Force Master Sergeant Michael Kennedy was our guest speaker at school for our Memorial Day Remembrance.  Children sang “God Bless America” and “Red, White, and Blue.”  The Aqua Room held the American flag.  Can preschoolers understand Memorial Day?  You … Continue reading

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Picture Stories, Storytelling, and Writing Letters

Learning begins with language, building words upon words.  The more words children hear, the more they learn, and the better they do in school.  All of this leads up to reading readiness.  So, if I can give children hundreds and … Continue reading

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Children Around the World – Sending Cards

In April we celebrate Children Around the World. We started with our Big Book Atlas. Then we studied the world, talking about children everywhere. Look at our arms – we are all different, yet much the same. We made cards … Continue reading

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Things Happen in Threes

Things certainly do happen in threes.  This week: 1)   The mask mandate at school was lifted. 2)  Gloria will now be allowed to go home with children for weekend visits.  Her last visit was two years ago.  This is her … Continue reading

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Naughty Gloria and Lucky the Leprechaun

This is how I found Gloria when I arrived at school this morning. I was shocked.  She was laughing.  I was not amused. The children couldn’t believe their eyes when they walked into the classroom.  Actually, they were excited after … Continue reading

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Heart & Love

Valentine’s Day isn’t about flowers and candy.  It’s about love.  For my children at school, a teacher’s love is where it all starts.  You can’t have a heart without love.  Love is infectious, and makes the heart grow.  The bigger … Continue reading

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