|Posted on July 25, 2016 at 1:25 PM||comments (72)|
How is your child learning their letters and numbers?
It is generally thought that this is done through worksheets, tracing, and repetition through pencil and paper. All this is important (eventually), preschoolers prepare for this skill through play and other activities. This is the philosophy we adopt here in our DOW Preschool. Here's a great article that agrees with us:
|Posted on June 16, 2016 at 10:05 AM||comments (1)|
Parents often ask what their children should be doing in the summer “for school”? I tell them this……Playing and reading!! Of course, playing means different things at different ages. But I define playing as anything other than ‘being on screens.’
Here is the homework list for the summer that I gave my students. Maybe you will like the list also:
- Read, read, read!
- Try to cook or bake something new.
- Walk in the rain.
- Hunt for tadpoles.
- Write a letter to someone.
- Go swimming.
- Go to the library and take out a bunch of books.
- Take a bike ride.
- Draw and paint.
- Start a new hobby.
- Start reading a newspaper or magazine that you’ve never read before.
- Walk in the rain.
- Climb trees.
- Start a journal.
- Listen to music.
- Go to a farmers’ market and try new fruits and veggies.
- Have fun!
|Posted on March 14, 2016 at 10:10 AM||comments (10)|
Hello, everyone! This is Cynthia Day, founder/director/teacher. This is my first blog entry EVER!!
This week we announced our next school year’s theme: SPACE & WEATHER! The possibilities are endless with these topics! Students are already submitting questions they want to study and teachers are smiling with excitement!
I firmly believe that students should know the location of every country in the world. So, at DOW, we have a 3-year rotation of the continents to meet this goal. This year, we learned the geography of North, Central, and South America. Next year, we will focus on Europe and Asia. Coupling those 2 continents with Space & Weather is a match made in heaven! The early astronomers were from Europe!
In addition, we will also focus on the music and art of these continents as well as science, history, and geography. The possibilities are endless! I just love teaching in a school where all subjects are integrated into the theme. It makes learning much more meaningful.