Category Archives: Literacy

Thoughts from Jo

For me the world just seems to get more overwhelming everyday and I wonder if I can ever say or do anything that might bring about change. After all, I am just a senior citizen who is retired and living a nice quiet life and what could I do that would help or bring about […]

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Beginning to Homeschooling

This is a very informative article regarding having grandparents homeschool their children. I believe it to be quite relatable to my book, The BS Years (Before School), Setting the Stage for School Success. I advocate grandparents working with their grandchildren because they not only have time, but life experience to share . Grandparents have a […]

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New To Blogging

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Hi Everyone! Boy, this is a really big day for me. This is my very first attempt at blogging, but since it involves sharing information with you about¬†young children and how we can do right by them, I figure I should be okay. I taught little people for thirty years so my background is solid. […]

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Learning Centers for 2 Year Olds

Learning centers for our 2 year olds are available during the first hour of our morning. As soon as the children arrive and say their good-byes to parents or caregivers, they are free to move where they want around the classroom. We create inviting, hands-on activities that allow for much exploration. As with our 3 […]

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15 Name Crafts and Activities for Kids

  My kids love learning about their names! We love to do a lot of movement and art activities related to exploring the letters in their names and building their names. Today I have put together a collection of 15 of my favorite name crafts and activities that we’ve been pinning over on my Name […]

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The Common Sense Corner

The Common Sense Corner will offer suggestions for you to try on various issues with your BS age child. I was a single parent and raised two children to be pretty decent adults. They would be the first to say I was ¬†strict, however, I prefer fair, but firm. In the classroom my philosophy was […]

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Developmental Milestones

Developmental Milestones Ongoing in my blog will be sharing information with you about developmental milestones which will cover the following areas of growth:1. Cognitive 2. Social-Emotional 3. Speech 4. Fine Motor and 5. Gross Motor. What happens when will be broken down like this: 0-3 mo,3-6 mo, 6-9 mo.9-12 mo 1-2 yrs, 2-3 yrs, 3-4 […]

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