Monthly Archives: July 2013

Early Childhood Theme Units: All About Me (Week One)

Before we begin, I want to define “early childhood education” (ECE) from an educator’s point of view.  ECE is the education of children from birth to about 8 years old (or third-grade).  While you will find mostly preschool and kindergarten … Continue reading

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Math Mania: Patterning

MATH MANIA: PATTERNS Our number system is made up of core patterns.  It is important to begin training children to recognize patterns.  Proving opportunities and experiences aides in this skill development.  We will take a look at activities that offer … Continue reading

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How Is Your Child “Stylin’?” (Learning Styles Workshop)

I have had some interest and discussion about “learning styles” and decided to post the notes from my learning styles workshop.  Before I begin with the notes, I feel I must give some background explanation about the learning styles described. … Continue reading

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Straw Bale Garden: A Turn for the Better

Because my last post sounded a bit on the negative side, I wanted to post a moment of “happiness”  in the garden. Hiding under a cucumber leaf was this larger cucumber on the right.  See the size difference compared to … Continue reading

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Math Mania: Geometry

Geometry Over the years of teaching young children, it has been amazing to see how quickly little ones pick up geometric concepts and terms.  Developmentally, geometric concepts come much more easily to children than numerical concepts.  A child’s environment is … Continue reading

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My Interest In Pinterest: Regrow Veggie Scraps

Considering my garden hasn’t been as productive as I would like, I thought I would try this tip.   This is the pin from my Board: Regrow Kitchen Scraps The original post can be found at Permaculture Ideas. So far, … Continue reading

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Update on the Garden: Hope Abounds

Good morning!  It has been a while since a garden update has been given.  I have been struggling, yet again, with this garden.  Having seen the evidence that straw gardens do work, I am convinced the conditions of the soil … Continue reading

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