Author Archives: D.C. Enthusiast

Processing through Play

When you have something new that is coming up, like a job interview, a party, or a trip, do you ever find yourself laying awake imagining the scene? You run scenarios in your head about how you’ll act, what you’ll … Continue reading

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Make it Complex, They Can Handle It

When people tell me that teaching young children must be “easy” because you don’t need to know “hard” things like calculus I don’t launch into a whole discussion of social emotional development and differentiated learning. I keep it more simple … Continue reading

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#WeNeedDiverseBooks

5 year old- “Why do all these books have girls in them?” Me- “You know, it is strange, most books for kids have either boys as the main characters or animals! So, when I see a good book with a … Continue reading

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We Took 26 Preschoolers on a Bus (and it was fun)

This morning we took our classes (26 kids in all) on a city bus up to the local library. Spoiler alert…it went really well. But how? Realistic Planning We have a bus stop right outside our school. We planned a … Continue reading

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Bathtime Math

“For Families” is a blog published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  As a follow-up to my “Bathtime Science” article they asked me to write one about “Bathtime Math.” Math in the Bath By Sarah Erdmann … Continue reading

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Why are Great Museum Workers Leaving the Field

Published on “Alliance Labs” through the American Alliance of Museums We’ve all had the conversation. Maybe it was with your work buddy, or your former museum studies classmate as you caught up over drinks. Or maybe it was you, at … Continue reading

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Celebration of Names

A core skill at the beginning of the 3s/4s year is being able to recognize your own name. It helps the kids move through day and also builds classroom community.   This year, I decided to make it into a … Continue reading

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