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Archive for May, 2011

Open-ended Pre-K

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

One of our pre-k classes is taking a very open-ended approach to their lessons and activities this week. Instead of making formal lesson plans, the teaching team made goals for each of their students, based on developmentally appropriate milestones. Yesterday the class decided they wanted to learn about trees, and so they spent the morning […]

Decades Trail Mix

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

This morning I had the pleasure of working with Jonese & Lea’s Pre-Kindergarten class, who’s theme this week is 1920s. When I was asked to do a cooking project with them, I had the hardest time coming up with something, and it finally came to me: a math project with counting by 10s. In order […]

Books on self esteem/standing up for yourself

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

With all books, it is wise to first read them without children to make sure you are comfortable with the manner in which the content is presented. In response to the recent talk about the b word in schools–bullying–I have recently received many inquiries from families about what they can do to ensure their children […]

Birth Order & You: relationships

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Relationships When it comes to relationships, either platonic or romantic there are certain birth orders that tend to get along best with each other: First borns are best matched with last borns Middle children are pretty adaptable, but tend to do best with either youngest or oldest children The youngest children typically do best with […]