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Kindergarten Readiness

It is that time of year again! School is starting and the nervous excitement is high, Every year I wonder where my students will be socially, behaviorally, and academically. I look at my class list and wonder who they are. But this year is EXTRA special. Not only am I looking at it from a … Read more

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The transition

    I have always been a working mom. It is not a position that I imagined myself in, but I am happy with where I am.  ​     My son started daycare at 6 weeks old. We had summers together, but he has always been in an in home daycare. He started attending … Read more

Bullying

     Bullying is a hot topic. It seems like it is all over the news. It is something terrible that we all have to navigate as parents and teachers. Obviously it is something our kids need to learn about too, as many of them may unfortunately experience it at some point.       … Read more

The importance of high quality preschool

I often hear people talk about what is developmentally appropriate for children. This especially gets thrown around for younger kids. Many experts like to say that toddlers and preschool aged children have no business doing academic skills or engaging in certain strategies to reinforce these skills. I agree that play based learning is the way … Read more

Crazy, wonderful December!

To say that the past month has gotten away from me is a complete under statement. The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is always super hectic. My district has parent teacher conferences, we are busy making parent gifts, we have our holiday spirit week, I celebrate my birthday, and we do tons and tons of … Read more

Generation Snowflake

The other night my husband and I were discussing some recent events with our son’s behavior and the methods that we have been using to deal with those events. This lead to us talking about how different certain generations are and how parenting styles contributed to those differences. During that conversation, he introduced me to … Read more

Airshow Madness

This month seriously feels like it is flying by. I swear it was just Halloween, and now I am suddenly in the last week of school before Thanksgiving break. I’m not complaining, but it seems like we are flying through the end of this year at break neck speed! ​     This past weekend, my son … Read more

It’s hard to stay mad

       Today has been an emotionally charged day for many. I’ve sat back and observed, as I often do. I have noticed a lot of things. I’ve noticed a lot of hate being spread on social media, as well as in the real world. I’ve noticed that people have great fear of the future and … Read more

Collision of learning and play

      Today was the start of my after school tutoring group. This group consists of four boys who are five years old. They are struggling with learning letters and sounds, all of which I’ve taught in class. They are all making improvements, but some of them are taking longer. They are great kids with a … Read more