Category Archives: Experiences

Must Read Books For Summer To Avoid The Summer Slide

We all love Summer.  Carefree days of sunshine and playing outside are teamed with family vacations and lazy afternoons.  As a teacher, my mind also goes to the dreaded Summer Slide.  Don’t get visions of a fabulous slip and slide in our head when I mention the Summer Slide.  The Summer Slide is something teachers

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Honey Tasting and Bees

Not too long ago, I hosted a dinner party and the theme of the party was honey.  Every recipe used had honey as an ingredient.  I went to one of the “fancy” grocery stores in our area and they had several different types of honey to purchase.  I decided to get clover, raspberry, and blackberry

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Reggio Inspired Exploration

Setting up Reggio Inspired activities in the classroom has been easy for me to do on a small scale, at home with my own kids or as a single “station” during our kindergarten center time. Thinking about Provocations and Reggio Inspired work on a larger scale has always been a bit more intimidating for me.

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Gardening and Reggio Inspired Provocations

It’s been warm and rainy, here in the Pacific Northwest, for the past few weeks.  The weather has me really thinking about garden projects.  My kids are great at helping me in the garden.  We spend time weeding, adding compost, planting flowers, and adding vegetable starts to the vegetable garden. At home, I rotate the

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