Early Childhood Education text books

We have 18 short years to teach children, but adults can learn for the rest of their lives. Join me as I learn more about my world while I’m teaching the youngest children. Studies show that a child who does not read at grade level by third grade falls behind in literature, math and science. This slow but steady distancing means a lifetime of difference for the child. Let’s find a way to spark excitement for reading and science early on through child-led activities and hands on science and art to stimulate the children’s natural curiosity for further exploration. Motivate a child’s curiosity and change the world.

Library update

A quick update before I head out for the weekend: The world is a big place, and sometimes it's hard to wrap our heads around the differences people on this single planet experience in a day. It's spring in North America, but fall in South America and Africa. We...

Tough Reads

Sometimes we have to read the hard things to really appreciate the lives of others. Sometimes the hard-to-read books help us understand ourselves better. Take the time to read something you've never experienced before. You'll be surprised by what you learn. I'm going...

Mock Newbery Time

We were fortunate enough to have eight Mock Newbery books donated to the school to allow the third through sixth grade classes to participate in the Mock Newbery experience. The initial lesson included a presentation outlining the main stories we'll be comparing and...

Environments

This is fun! Don't judge me by my bookmarks. Thinking Critically about Environments for Young Children, edited by Lisa P. Kuh,  is a combination of several articles outlining the legacies of thinkers who created our view of childhood and various ways to bring...

Constructivist in our midsts

It's come to my attention that we have a constructionist on our hands. It should have been obvious, but here we are. To invigorate this reluctant reading-heavy building child seeking to understand his universe, I'm finding unusual books and pairing them with materials...