Bucket Contest


Recently I have been listed by Vanessa over at Pre-K Pages as a blog she reads that “fills her bucket”.  I love both her blog and her website!  She offers so many great ideas and resources!  She challenged the people she listed to continue on with the contest and list other blogs that fill our buckets – so I’m here to do just that!  The contest she is referring to can be seen here and I encourage those I list to carry on for a chance to win the goodies!  So, without further ado, here I go:

Elbows, Knees, Dreams: This is the first blog I found, became addicted to, and eventually helped inspire me to create one as well.  I really like her point of view and the fact that she works in an environment that is so different from mine.  She has such a positive outlook and an honest way of telling it how it is…love and recommend it!

preschool daze:  I love this blog as well!  This classroom seems like such a creative, loving space!  She has amazing projects that the children work on to help them develop and learn – and I love all the pictures of everything!  I also like how she categorizes everything by letter – I can always find what I need!  I really do recommend you hop on over if you haven’t already!

Once upon a day in preschool: I choose this blog because it’s from the point of view of someone who runs a small school out of her home.  I like this and have pondered actually doing something similar one day!  She has a great blog and gives a good idea of what her children do each day!  They all seem happy and excited about school!  Love the pictures – again it’s always a plus with me!  She is also very honest and her personality seems to come across in her blog – a good read!

MsCaroline\’s Kindred Kiddos:  I really like this blog.  Ms. Caroline is a brand new preschool teacher (but not new to working with children) who is open to any hints or helps you have!  Her blog is also new but very well written and honest.  She seems really sweet and like she has the best interest of her kiddos at heart – I love that!  I thought I’d send a little blog love her way – so hop on over and read her blog!

PreKinders:  I love this blog!  I also love her website!  Lots of great ideas on both!  I’ve used a lot of her ideas- and they work – that’s always a plus!  🙂  Both are very well written and I highly recommend you pop over there if you need new ideas or something to read – you won’t be disappointed!

If I nominated you – please let us know who fills your bucket – we are all interested!  Have a great evening everyone!


About deepbluetide

I am a pre-kindergarten teacher at a private christian school. I work mornings with 4 year olds (most of whom enter my class in July still being 3 - they're babies!) and then in the afternoon work "daycare" - which is basically my own class combined with 5 year old children. One things for sure - it's never dull! I had no idea growing up I would be teaching pre-k today! It took me totally off guard - but in the end I wouldn't change a thing! I have worked with children whose age range is 6 weeks through 12 years. In the end I have decided that my current age group is my favorite! And in case you were wondering - all names mentioned are changed to protect the identities of those involved. Enjoy!

7 responses »

  1. oh, thank you!

    hands down i can think of teachers that have filled my bucket because they have filled children’s buckets.

    each of these teachers does something that takes creativity and determination:

    to save the dignity of each child.

    i am passionate about this and commit myself to it every day. i wish it was as easy with my own kids as it is with my classroom kids.



    (i think this comment will link to my personal blog, but i am also kristin from http://www.preschool-daze.com)

    : )

  2. Wow, thank you so much! What nice things you said about me, I’m honored! I’m headed over right now to write my blog post. I can think of plenty of my own “bucket fillers” including you! Thanks again! 😀

  3. You fill MY bucket with happiness. Thanks for the compliment. It is so wild and weird and wonderful that people actually read what I write….I’m really glad that you’ve enjoyed my blog. Thank you!

  4. Aww.. thanks! I didnt know you were a reader, but so glad you were . NOW, I can be one of your readers! 🙂 I hope my honestly about my life and preschool is at the very least entertaining… 🙂 thanks again.

    • you’re welcome! i really do love reading your blog and i have found your thoughts and ideas about the reggio way very interesting and thought provoking! i always like to hear other educators thoughts on various styles of teaching.

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