Monday, July 31, 2017

Mercy in Action

Dear Families,
I recently wrote to you on the weekly schedule page. I then decided I should say "Hi!" on the home page, too. 
We made it through some hot, hot weeks and now we have been blessed with lovely weather...enjoy! 
I was able to be in the classroom last week. I had fun moving things around and moving more things around and...okay...I walked in circles a lot, too, I'll admit it! I always love getting the room ready for our new school year. 
Please check out the school Facebook page to see all the fantastic changes that have been taking place in school this summer.
Our school theme will be focusing on MERCY. For the children I found this clipping as inspiration:
Pre-School's theme is "Mercy in Action"...more on this topic soon.
Here's wishing for you enjoyable, lazy, sunny days for the rest of the summer!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Is It Behavior or Sensory Issues?

A great article for parents and teachers regarding children's behaviors, possible learning issues, and easily understandable explanations about how sensory processing can impact your children.
The main thing is this is not a big deal in a negative way. This is good information to help YOU understand your child.

Monday, September 19, 2016

At Home Fine Motor Kit

I saw this idea on Pinterest. The kit was made by a teacher but I think gathering these supplies for your child would be great for a # of reasons: (1) fine motor practice, (2) a quiet independent activity for your child (while you prepare dinner!), or (3) a special one-on-one activity with your munchkin:-)
P.S. You can put objects other than the ones included here.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Chores....Let's Do Them!

I saw this idea for pre-schoolers. I loved the "pre-reader" chore cards! Start teaching them now to be responsible. Below this picture is a link to an idea for our children who so readily say "I'm bored!" It might work for children who are a bit older but... :-)


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Helping Children Cope with Emotions

I found this poster regarding helping children handle emotions. It is printable. Looks like it would be a nice visual as you help your child learn to cope, tomorrow and always!

Poster for helping children cope with emotions

Saturday, October 1, 2011


The most amazing job….
Your tiny baby needs lots of hugs.
Rock her …hold her….she won’t be spoiled! And…
Cherish the moments.
Your toddler must be allowed to make decisions.
Only appropriate for the age…limits are important, and…
Cherish the moments.
Pre-school …patience, explain, pause, laugh, listen, answer every question, and…
Cherish the moments.
School days start.
Encourage friendships, tell her to be a good friend, teach her to treat others as she wants to be treated, and…
Cherish the moments.
School days continue. Be there for her. Guide her.  Support her. Listen to her. Love her no matter what, and…
Cherish the moments.
Pre teen years are confusing for everyone. Be strong. Be supportive. Let make decisions within limits, and …
Cherish the moments.
Teen years can be challenging. Listen. Listen. Listen. Love her especially on the rough days! Hold her with an open hand….and…
Cherish the moments.
College ….you gave her roots now give her wings! …and…
Cherish the moments.
Cherish the memories.
Barbara Filar