Why I Became A Teacher

About Me, Development, Management

Why do you want to be a teacher? That was my most dreaded question during school. Professors wanted a genuine answer, but I never knew how to put it into words. My main answer was being a person children can rely on, to help make the world a better place. But that was also what […]

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Child-Led Play

Activites, Child Led Play, Development

There are many ways for children to learn through play. My favorite way to see them learning through play is child-led play. Child-led play is just as is sounds: play that is child-led. That doesn’t mean that children run the show, but they do have an equal say in everything that goes on. Child-led play […]

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Why We Should Say Yes to Children – My Beliefs

About Me

I have many beliefs in children. I believe children are great. Children are undervalued in society right now. They hear “no” too often in their short lives. Granted, “no” can’t be 100% avoided, but saying “yes” is easier… and a lot more fun! Let’s say yes to children! I’ve seen so many parents shielding their […]

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Inspirational Spaces

Management

This post is a bit different. I wanted to post some inspirational classroom designs. If I had an unlimited budget and resources, these are the rooms I would aspire to create. I have laid them out by “center” but in my ideal classroom one center would easily flow into the next. Materials can and should […]

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How Children Resolve Conflict Without Saying “I’m Sorry”

Development, Management

We’ve all done it. We see a child push someone else and tell them to say “sorry”. Once they say sorry we tell them to go play or in some cases, put them in time out. What if I told you we are teaching children that “sorry” is a get out jail free card? Time […]

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DIY Place Mats

DIY, Management

Picture yourself sitting at a table with children. How many times do you push their cup up or tell them to push their cup up because it is too close to the edge? We can’t have cups falling off the table! What would you say if I told you I have an easy fix! Place […]

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A Bit of a Change

About Me

I have been struggling what to write this week. I like to write about events, thoughts, or subjects that have been helpful or on my mind recently. Not that anything awesome hasn’t been going on with my kiddos- they do amazing things every day. But I haven’t been wanting to write about just them. I […]

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10 Teacher Books to Have

Management

Even though I haven’t been teaching long enough to have an abundance of education books I love to share, I still have some that are my go-to books when I need a bit of inspiration! Here are my top 10 Teacher Books, not in any specific order or sequence. *This post contains affiliate links. You […]

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What Is Play?


Child Led Play, Development

Play. If you have been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I cherish play in early childhood. If you are new, hi! I love to encourage play in early childhood! I think it is a great way for children to improve social skills, motor skills, and creativity. Play looks different at all […]

April 29, 2018

Week of the Young Child 2018


Child Led Play

I’ve celebrated the Week of the Young Child for the past 6 years. Even though I don’t follow the daily themes, I do try to celebrate and appreciate children and their accomplishments more than I normally do. You can read my post about Week of the Young Child here. For Week of the Young Child […]

April 21, 2018

Marble Shaving Cream Egg Coloring


Activites, DIY

Even though Easter has passed this can still be a great sensory experience for children to explore! It is an extremely simple set up as well! You all know how much I love sensory play and think shaving cream is one of the best sensory experiences for all ages! Here is how we made marble […]

April 14, 2018

Child-Led Play: Flower Play


Activites, Child Led Play

I meant to write this post in March, but that didn’t happen. I love how colorful the pictures were, so this post might be more pictures than words, but I think pictures tell the story better. 🙂 We had our flower play about a week after Valentine’s Day. I compiled all of the dying roses […]

April 7, 2018

5 Classroom Rules to Teach Children


Management

Whether you are in a child-centered environment or not, children thrive on routines and rules. They love to know what they can and can’t get away with. It keeps everyone sane and helps minimize breakdowns. These rules are classroom rules or home rules that, I believe, help create good humans. 🙂 This post will focus […]

March 31, 2018

13 Teaching Tips


Management

Teaching Tips are everywhere on the internet. If you have taken a classroom management class from a college they also give you classroom management tips. These tips I have found through various Facebook groups for teachers. 13 Teaching Tips They do not mold to me, for me, or with me. I transform the teachings to […]

March 25, 2018