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Archive for October, 2010

Halloween with the Toddler Class

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

As TBDC families know, cooking with the students is a favorite activity here.  The Toddler Class gets the classroom spotlight this week, and one of the activities they wanted to share was their cooking project they conducted on Wednesday.  The TBDC teaching team feels there are two major reasons why cooking is important in the […]

Pumpkin Pickin’ Pre-Toddlers

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Unfortunately many children in our society have fewer opportunities to experience nature firsthand; initiatives such as No Child Left Inside and folks such as Richard Louv are working tirelessly to rectify this issue.  Our teaching team loves bringing nature into the learning process in their classes, and modeling their appreciation for nature to their students.  […]

A Google Love Affair

Friday, October 8th, 2010

We love Google, and use it way beyond it’s search engine.  Staying up-to-date in research, policy, and current issues within education is very important to us.  One of the primary ways we do so is through Google’s RSS feed, Reader to keep-up with blogs. While some of these are very specific to early childhood education, […]

Fire Safety

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Greetings! This week our class theme is all about Fire Safety! Not only have we been discussing the important job that Fire Fighters carry, but also ways that we as individuals can protect ourselves and our homes. Don’t be surprised if you are walking by our Pre-K room and see a whole lot of STOPPING, […]

Fall Fun

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

The theme in our class this week is Fall, and this morning we went on a nature walk to collect and observe fall artifacts (leaves, pine cones, acorns, and more).  When we were on the walk, I also told them the story of “Kadylocks & the Three Bears”.  Also along the way we found… a […]

Why I Teach

Monday, October 4th, 2010

I began my career as a Teach for America Corps Member. I was hired by a public school in New York City to teach special needs kindergarteners, most of whom had language delays. Many of my students came to class without much idea of what “school” was about. The few who had been part of […]

The Perfect Toy

Friday, October 1st, 2010

This week’s announcement from Fisher-Price got me thinking about children’s toys, and what qualities “good” ones ought to have.  Outside of the obvious things (think: lead-free, no choking hazards, no sharp edges), picking out toys for children can be complicated.  When it all comes down to it, toys have two important components to them: -They […]