Category Archives: Teaching young children

A Field Trip to the Art Show

Children and families and teachers went on a field trip to see the Art Show. Seeing is believing. It’s also loving, and empowering.  In the words of fellow blogger  Laura Bruno Lilly, these children are ‘heartists’ – artists with heart. … Continue reading

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Art and Music and Italy – Part 4 – the Finale

Weeks of hard work + joy = great satisfaction and achievement.  That is the perfect equation, exactly how my preschoolers felt when they finally saw their art, their hard work, their masterpieces, mounted and framed. You would think after a … Continue reading

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Art and Music and Italy

We are learning about Italy, which is just perfect as we prepare for our annual Art Show. It’s only a few days into the learning, and already we are bursting at the seams in the best of ways.  Here is … Continue reading

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Children and Art

Today we begin our month-long journey of creating masterpieces for our annual Art Show. “It took me a lifetime to learn to draw like a child.” -Picasso- “I would like to paint the way a bird sings.” -Monet- “Great things are done … Continue reading

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Steve the Crossing Guard

There are teachers, and there are remarkable teachers.  Steve the Crossing Guard is one of the remarkable teachers, and he doesn’t teach in a classroom. He teaches on the street at a school crossing.  The children at his crossing will … Continue reading

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Gifting Books to New Families

Books.  A big bucket of books.  A big bucket of excellent books. Sunday is my school’s annual Open House for new families, and for parents looking to enroll their child in our school.  As they walk through the front door, … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Mister Rogers – Part 2

In Part 1, I talked about my good fortune to watch the TV show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood with my children, to hear Fred Rogers speak at a national conference for teachers, and to see the documentary, “Won’t You Be My … Continue reading

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