I have always been a fan of inspiring children to draw by placing an object on the table along with a set of crayons. In order to inspire the children, especially young children, you have to start by drawing their attention to the finer details of the object through touch and conversations. In other words, I
Staying connected to your students is simple to do!
I never thought there would come a day when I would be encouraging young children to join me for a story, song, and activity online but that is exactly what I am doing and I'm loving it! Don't get me wrong, there is NOTHING more important than real life learning but with schools closed and children
Why your students should be on the front page news
Every week, a small newspaper from my local area shows up in my mailbox. This week, the newspaper featured a group of Kindergarteners learning how to make a human pyramid in gym class. The children were quite proud of themselves and smiled brightly, while trying not to collapse, for the photo in the paper.
Worried about Coronavirus? Keep your students thinking smart and staying healthy
The coronavirus is on everyone's mind right now and with very good reason. If you are keeping up with the news, it can even be quite scary. But there are things you can do in your classroom to help your students think smart and stay healthy. What you shouldn't
Where to get the BEST inspiration for your early childhood classroom
Do you ever find yourself stuck when it comes to coming up for new ideas or deciding which idea to use when you are planning for your classroom? This is such a cool idea... I can't tell you how many times over the years that I have sat at my
Three important elements of building healthy relationships with young children
Being new in this setting, one of the first things I wanted to do was just get to know the children. I have been doing a little extra teaching on the weekends in my local church. To be clear, I am not the lead teacher or the assistant teacher but rather a person that comes in
If you read my two last posts... I shared 10 wonderful ways to take the learning outside, then you might be inspired to drop everything and get outside OR you might be thinking, “Deborah, we have so many things we need to accomplish indoors, that we just don’t have time to get outside.” Well my friend,
Six crazy cool ways to explore with snow inside the classroom
The weather here has been all over the place from well below freezing to beautiful blankets of snow. I am not a fan of the freezing but the snow.... well I love it! Snow gives us some crazy cool ways to explore both outside and in the classroom. For this post, I will share how
I am so thrilled that you joined me for this series of articles and not just thrilled for myself, but I am thrilled for you and your students. You see, I figure if you have taken a few minutes out of your day to read the articles then
What Is Process Art and Why Does It Matter? Whenever I put something on the art table, I keep my fingers crossed that the children will love it. I hope that they will think that it’s super fun and stick with it for more than 30 seconds. And to be fully transparent, I secretly hope