Listening: I am listening to a webinar from the Teaching Strategies Early Childhood Education channel on YouTube for a presentation on Friday for our professional development peer to peer training. We are building toward Common Core competency so I am trying to figure out the best method to give pedagogy and why the Social/Emotional skills are relevant in what we do with our students. Good times, I know!
Loving: I love the moisture in the air. I love the damp air and enjoy walking outside in the wet roads and the reaction my children have when we find large earth worms and sweep through the dew. Love!
Thinking: What are my educational goals that are appropriate for cognitive goals and how can I incorporate the sensory strategies to support my students.
Wanting: Money, I am in need of money to help meet my teaching needs and personal expenses. I have taken on coupon clipping and to pre-plan meals and expenses as much as possible. I am interested in graduate school so I will clip where I can and begin reading my GRE manuals within the next few weeks.
Needing: Exercise, I have been ill for the past three weeks (sinus, flu, and cold/cough) and I need to work on supporting my immune health and plan to use the local terrain to start getting some body movement in each morning to help with syatic discomfort.
Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I love the simplicity and the divine message of truth prevailing and our ability to work through fear and discomfort.
“That’s what alchemists do. They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.”My goal for the season is to make the grand babe (34 months) a Halloween tutu for the Halloween weekend. We are seeing some great gains and also struggle with assertive independence which is a part of the terrain with her background. We will work with a few outside resources to build some skills and help with nutritional deficits she's still experiencing.
Halloween marshmallows and pumpkin sensory bins are on the docket for this week. I am trying to build up to fire prevention week in our area is going to be the plan for next week.