Monthly Archives: April 2010

total surprise!


I checked my blog e-mail yesterday (it’s different from my personal e-mail and I don’t check it as much as I should) and in it I found the following email:


My name is Carol from ( We wanted to let you know that we featured your blog in one of our recent articles on our own blog. (50 Best Blogs for Early Childhood Educators), is linked below and could be a fun way to share this announcement with your readers.

Thanks again for your time, and keep up the good work!

Carol Brown”

This came as a total shock and a great surprise!  I never, in my wildest dreams would have thought that my little blog would EVER be featured on a list like this!  So thank you!

I’ve found some familiar blogs/websites on this list and a bunch of new ones….so feel free to check it out! 🙂

eggs and crosses


In order to have our room decorated for Easter we made paper Easter eggs this week.   I cut out black ovals and the children glued on small pieces of paper they had cut earlier in the year when they were practicing their cutting skills!  I really like how all the colors pop off the black background!  This is a project I will do every year I like it so much!  After the glue dried I put each child’s name on the back with glitter and hung them from the ceiling – I really like how they look hanging up and have gotten several compliments!

Another project we did this week was tissue paper crosses.  I die cut crosses out of white construction paper and the children glued tissue paper squares to them.  They turned out beautifully and almost look like stained glass (although if I’d had contact paper – it would have been even more awesome)!  I also hung these from the ceiling to get the most impact out of them (and becasue our walls are still covered with art from our bug unit).  Our room looks very Spring-like! 🙂