"Now I am Six" When I was one,I had just begun.When I was two,I was nearly new.When I was three,I was hardly me.When I was four,I was not much more.When I was five,I was just alive.But now I am six,I'm as clever as clever.So I think I'll be sixNow and forever. Poem by A.A. Milne,… Continue reading Insightful poem about being six-years-old by A.A. Milne
John Dewey is one of my favorite progressive educators from the 20th century. His thoughts inspire me to focus on the bigger aims of teaching and learning. Also, want to give a shot out for my educator friends and dedicated parents working hard for your kids! Hope you know how special you are. "Education is… Continue reading John Dewey and his empowering words for education
School has already started for many or will start in a matter of days. I can imagine the spectrum of feelings a lot of us are experiencing: first-day jitters, anxiety, excitement, fear, relief, dread, freedom, anticipation, happiness, hope, among others. I have mixed emotions. Since I'm my kid's teacher, I feel an enormous amount of… Continue reading A new school year already?!
If you remember from my previous posts, I wrote about our pet tadpole turned frog. Kids named him Ribbit. He didn't do much except eat and poop, so we had to transfer him to a small filtered tank. It was torturous to keep up with the frequent water changes and all the commotion it created;… Continue reading My kids say I killed their pet frogs
Kids give funny replies to everyday questions with their wild imaginations! I hope the following tidbits make you laugh a little this Monday afternoon. Recent conversation with Ellis as we're learning about the heart's function: Mommy: "Why does a heart beat?" Ellis: "Because it's dancing...la...la...la" Conversation between siblings after Ellis accidentally overturned a can of… Continue reading Kids say funny things