Pinnacle Curriculum – Interview Elizabeth Anne Cabell “A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” ~ Brad Henry When I read that quote, I couldn’t help but to wonder just how many children Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Cabell has inspired during her 38-year teaching career. To do anything for 38 years is an incredible feat, but a career in teaching over 38 years what must to equate to thousands of students… well, that’s just simply amazing and an act of selfless devotion and love. Ms. Anne surely found her dream job so many years
Kidz World – Bright Kidz Interview “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss Literacy is a priority here at Kidz World Childcare. In June 2017, we successfully initiated the Bright Kidz Summer Reading Program with Masters Level Literacy Specialist, Mrs. Sarah Hambidge. Today, Ms. Sarah sat down with us to explain to parents what the program is all about. Please visit the link below to see the full interview. Bright Kidz with Ms. Sarah “Children are made readers on the laps of their
New Safety Concerns How many times have you charged your phone off a torn or frayed charger cord? How many times has your child? These days we have all new safety concerns. Thirty years ago, parents never imagined having to worry about a child’s safety while charging a phone. The phone was connected to the wall and we stretched that cord as far as it could go, then would spend many hours unwinding that curly stretched cord as we sat in the floor below the phone. The biggest threat was the cutting off of circulation as you wrapped the cord
Independence Day, July 4, 2017 Independence Day is the national holiday of the United States of America commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” –Thomas Jefferson In June 1776, the Continental Congresses efforts had become hopeless and a committee was formed to compose a formal declaration of independence separating the 13 colonies from
Water Safety Many years ago, there was a national ad campaign featuring a little elderly lady running rampant, screaming, “Where’s the beef!”. Well, when those summer time temps hit, you see everyone doing something similar… “Where’s the water!” Everyone feels the need to find the nearest source of water and dive in. While being cool and wet is a great experience in summer, we also have to remember it’s a fantastic time to push out those water safety protocols! It’s all about protecting those we love. Not to make you paranoid or overly protective, but drowning is the third leading
How to Make a Felt or Flannel Board Before we get to how to make a felt or flannel board, we need to determine what one is. Felt boards are used as visual aids in teaching. Often, these boards are hand crafted to coincide with the planned lesson. For instance, if the lesson plan includes the song, “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on a Bed” then the felt board would show an image of a bed and five monkeys. The old adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” holds true. There are three types of learners: tactile learners, who learn
Big Body Play “STOP! Someone is going to get hurt!” “Don’t do that!” “Calm down!” “Don’t be so rough!” How many times have you said or heard those statements? If you have ever spent any time around two or more children you have probably heard those more times than you can count. True? Children love to get rough and physical in their play, it’s just a fact. But, what is big body play and is it necessary? Today, we take a look at Big Body Play written by Frances M. Carlson. What is big body play? Carlson defines it as, “Rolling, running,
Why Dance? Recently, I watched an interview with Jerron Herman; he is a true inspiration. In this interview, he shared a question he had asked himself, “Why dance?” After listening to his words and watching him perform, I couldn’t help but to ask, “why not dance”. It was as if he was gifted to do just that… dance. You might be thinking, so… what’s the big deal… a lot of people dance. This is true. However, a lot of dancers are not born with Cerebral Palsy and conquer all of the challenges before them to attain the level of success