• Thought of the Week 11/10/08

    Early Childhood Rubrics Descriptive scales for organizing and interpreting data gathered from observations of children’s performance on a learning task and/or of children’s developmental status.

    November 8, 2008 • Thought of the Week • Views: 23

  • Happy Trails

    I’m sure you’ve noticed…the weather has been terrific lately! With warmer weather like this (in November) it’s easy to get back outside and PLAY! There are many things to do outside with children: ride

    November 8, 2008 • Events/Activities • Views: 29

  • Sticky Situation

    Have you ever wondered what the best way to get gum out of clothing was? I had the opportunity to find out last night. Let me back up a bit. My 5 year old son was chewing bubble gum and playing on the Wii. He decided to be done

    November 8, 2008 • What's Hot • Views: 32

  • Ask A Toddler

    This post is a more light-hearted post. I’m introducing to you a video posted on YouTube regarding a toddler. It’s pretty comical because the toddler is ‘teaching’ other children how to throw a tantrum.

    November 8, 2008 • Videos, What's Hot • Views: 66

  • Silly Books

    I’d like to tell you about a website that’s great for promoting literacy. http://www.sillybooks.net/default.htm is a unique website where children are the authors. Every book on the website is written by children. And

    November 8, 2008 • Books • Views: 31

  • A Game A Day

    Feeling bored? Want to challenge your mind on your lunch break? Maybe you work with schoolagers and need something new and exciting to challenge them. http://www.agameaday.com/ is the website for you. It’s fun and easy for

    November 8, 2008 • Resources, What's Hot • Views: 27

  • Want a job?

    I heard a lot of BUZZ this summer about students NOT being able to get a job as easily as in the past. Most of the jobs were entry level positions. It made me curious about the job outlook for our field, in child development.

    November 8, 2008 • Early Childhood Youth Dev Program, What's Hot • Views: 21

  • Summer Sign Language @ DCTC

    Each summer, DCTC offers a 1 credit course, taught by me, called Sign Language in Early Childhood. It’s a fast-paced, hands-on, fun course teaching students, parents, providers, etc. the ins and outs of using signs with

    November 8, 2008 • Early Childhood Youth Dev Program, Sign Language • Views: 47

  • Kids’ Wings

    You may have noticed that I haven’t posted for a while. With the holidays, come a packed schedule and Jan. brings the beginning of a new semester at DCTC. Now that I’ve settled in once again, I’d like to let you

    November 8, 2008 • Resources • Views: 41

  • The Teacher’s Guide

    The next website on the list for sharing to you is http://www.theteachersguide.com/ I chose this website because it is full of resources for lesson plans, thematic units, book activities, and teacher freebies. There’s a

    November 8, 2008 • Resources • Views: 40

  • I Love That Teaching Idea!

    Late one night while working searching the internet, I came across this website. http://www.ilovethatteachingidea.com/index.htm I chose this site for my next blog because it’s filled with practical teacher-created ideas.

    November 8, 2008 • Resources • Views: 35

  • Craniosynostosis: Our Journey

    This post is more personal…but that’s ok since it’s my blog, afterall. When my son was 2 months old, he was diagnosed with Craniosynostosis. This is when the infant’s sutures (soft spots) prematurely fuse

    November 8, 2008 • Craniosynostosis • Views: 148

  • Craniosynostosis Update 1

    Today, Friday, was supposed to be Carter’s head appointment. They were going to check his cranial structure, but they called…again. “We’ll have to reschedule his appointment. The surgeon will be on

    November 8, 2008 • Craniosynostosis • Views: 47

  • Thought of the Week 11/3/08

    ECERS Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale

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  • Thought of the Week 10/27/08

    Savant Syndrome The combination of mental retardation or autism with an unusual talent in mathematical computation or music and in one of the graphic arts.

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  • Thought of the Week 10/20/08

    Egocentrism The inability to adopt any point of view other than one’s own.

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  • Thought of the Week 10/13/08

    Ambidextrous The ability to use and work efficiently with either the right or left hand.

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  • Thought of the Week 10/5/08

    Advocacy Parents, organizations, teachers, or volunteers working on behalf of the rights and interests of others (such as children or people with disabilities).

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  • Thought of the Week 10/1/08

    Absorbant Mind This refers to the ability of the young child to easily grasp ideas unconsciously from his/her environment.

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