With all the attention on high tech these days, I was happily surprised by a low-tech moment I had when I was doing an observation in a preschool. After a few minutes of taking notes, I sensed a number of 4-year-olds clustered around me, curious about what I had in my hands. All I had was a pencil and an ordinary notebook of lined paper with my handwritten notes. I told them that I like to learn about children, and I showed them how I write down things they say and do, so I can remember.
MUSIC - It's More than Meets the Ear
September 2023: A gazillion times! Is that how many times you've sung Itsy, Bitsy Spider and Wheels on the Bus? I know it's not easy to keep finding the energy and enthusiasm to sing the same songs over and over again, but I hope you know how much you're giving children when you do.
August 2023: The world lost a legendary musical giant last month when Tony Bennett died. We're left with our memories and treasured recordings. I wonder if you knew that one of those recordings was from our very own Neighborhood - in 1975. Not with Lady Gaga - but with Lady Elaine!
I wonder how you felt about math when you were in school? I have heard many early childhood professionals say math was not their favorite subject. I actually liked math, but even now I can remember how it felt when we were faced with long division problems with a remainder...