Category Archives: Tk – The Machine And The Magic

TK is my successful childcare of some 30plus years. Most of the time it runs like a smoothly operating machine, and watching it is magic.

Why we are using Connections Academy as our homeschool program.

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Connections Academy is the homeschool program that I have signed my Li’l Rosebug up with. We’ve been with the program for about a half of a school year now, so I wanted to summarize why we are homeschooling, how this program works, and my opinion of it.   A couple of decades ago I chose Read More →

Schoola works for TK!

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Wow! Look what we’ve done already! Thank You dear Friends and Parents of TK! I have an aversion to fund raisers in general, because I really don’t like harassing and bugging my clients, who are already paying me tuition for their children’s schooling. But Kari has come up with a very viable way for you Read More →

!!!Happy New Year 2016!!!

Happy New Year 2016

Here we are starting a New Year. What does that mean? I think it can mean so many things, so many new possibilities. I see a trend of people choosing specific “words”  to use as general goals, rather than specific promises, or New Year’s Resolutions. Perhaps because New Year’s Resolutions seem to be made to be broken, and Read More →

She wants to do it HER WAY!

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The other day my li’l Rosebug revealed to me that the reason she gets so angry with me when I tell her to do her schoolwork in a certain way is because she “…wants to do it her way!”. Well sometimes that is okay, but oftentimes, with schoolwork, it is not. There is usually an Read More →

Dixon the Baby Snake…

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We had another animal adventure at TK!

Fall Leaves & some TK Kids

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Fall leaves and kids go together like peanut butter and chocolate! Bob rakes the leaves up into a pile and then we let the kids take turns playing in them. A favorite, traditional, sensory, simple, delightful activity!  

George vs. The Kestral

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I was in the classroom early Sunday morning this last weekend, enjoying my music and my daughter. The Rosebug and I were both drawing. It was a mellow Sunday morning for us. Suddenly, The ‘Bug exclaims “Look at that bird!!!” I looked out the window, and sure enough, there was one of the most beautiful Read More →

Patterns, math before it starts…

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    Patterns are a precursor to all early math. Some of us may think this is obvious, but some of us might not realize that most math is all about recognizing patterns, solving patterns that aren’t quite complete or that are missing a part. We create patterns for memorization of all basic math facts. While Read More →

Schoola fundraising works for TK!

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Dear Friends and Parents of TK I have an aversion to fund raisers in general, because I really don’t like harassing and bugging my clients, who are already paying me tuition for their children’s schooling. But Kari has come up with a very viable way for you to help TK (or any school of your Read More →

“My brain wants to choose…”

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I was taking one of “my”childcare kids to Kindergarten. We arrived a bit early, and the other kids were playing on the playground. I asked him “Do you want to go play on the playground?” He taps his finger thoughtfully on his cheek and says “My brain wants to choose…hmmmm…does he? Or doesn’t he?…” After Read More →