Monthly Archives: May 2013

Meal Time Literacy

One of the best activities for literacy in an early childhood program turns out to be one of the best for building community, social skills and learning about nutrition.  Of course, I am talking about meal times.  There is a lot of attention paid to “family dinner” and its importance for healthy well-adjusted youth (and […]

Science is Wonder

The best way to teach science to preschoolers is to inspire them to wonder.  Let them be scientists.  In my book, All In One Day, the teacher, Walter hands each child a box that is taped shut.  There is something inside and each box has a small hole.  The children need little encouragement to try […]

No such thing as teacher proof

I’ve been thinking about many of the effective teaching methods I have used and they all have one thing in common.  The activities themselves would look completely different with any other teacher leading the activity. Last week I was doing “Big Paper” with my class.  Big Paper is a simple enough activity.  You get a […]

Tales from the Penguin Room

This is my first post on my first blog.  I have been a preschool teacher for over twenty years.  I have spent the past fourteen years at Seward Childcare Center.  My classroom is known as the Penguin Room.  As you can imagine there are many tales to tell from the Penguin Room.  Recently I have […]