Classroom of Discovery

Classroom of Discovery The Classroom of Discovery is a non-profit NAEYC accredited preschool located in Sterling, VA. We maintain an excellent child-to-teacher ratio of 5:1.
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04/01/2020
April 1, 2020

Mrs. Nagele (two-day teacher) singing Five Green and Speckled Frogs on a flannel board she created for our students. Love it!

03/30/2020
Boats in the Creek

Our preschool friends are having fun putting their boats in the creek.

AhaParenting.com
03/26/2020
AhaParenting.com

AhaParenting.com

What does courage look like in the Age of the Coronavirus? This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Amy Wright Glenn , founder of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath and Death, about what it means to hold space for ourselves -- for all of our humanness -- in the age of a global pandemic. We asked:

What do YOU need during this time?
How can you support yourself and your family and those you love?
Is the goal fearlessness? If not, how can we accept our fear, and steady it?

In this conversation, Amy and I explore how each one of us can find our courage in a time of infectious fear. I hope you'll find this conversation a source of strength as you face whatever your life brings this week....

https://www.ahaparenting.com/blog/Laura-Markham-Amy-Wright-Glenn-Coping-Coronavirus

03/23/2020
Ignite Learning Together

Ignite Learning Together

Good morning! Many of you have preschoolers at home while schools and work are closed. We are so excited to work together with a group of preschool teachers from Alabama to bring you and your preschoolers a Brain Smart Start every week during the quarantine.

A Brain Smart Start has four elements that you will participate in with your preschooler. We will participate in Activities that help us Unite, Destress, Connect, and Commit. This framework from Dr. Becky Bailey's Conscious Discipline help us create an optimal state for learning. We know that ALL behavior comes from an internal state. If you wish to change the behavior, you must change the state.

You can use this Brain Smart Start at the beginning of your day and throughout the day whenever you feel like you might need to hit the reset button and shift to a better internal state for learning and getting along with others.

So grab a preschooler and join us for this fun time together! The best part is that when you do it WITH your child, its like BOGO because it helps your child AND it helps you! ❤️

If you would like the printable commitments you can find them on my blog by following this link:
https://www.ignitelearningtogether.com/2020/03/brain-smart-start-for-preschoolers-at-home-during-covid-19.html/

MindShift
03/21/2020
MindShift

MindShift

Now is when we need to apply everything we’ve learned about social emotional learning.

Tools of the Mind
03/20/2020

Tools of the Mind

In Tools of the Mind, children love to pretend to be bakers. What pretend baked goods can your child make using paper and crayons?

Lisa Sunbury, Regarding Baby
03/20/2020
Lisa Sunbury, Regarding Baby

Lisa Sunbury, Regarding Baby

This is so important. "We have this dichotomy often in our society that we have two choices, which is being on the floor playing with our young child or putting them in front of the screen. This is a really wonderful time to remind parents of all the wonderful ways that young children can…play by themselves without a screen. In fact, it’s really important that they do.” Josh Golin Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood

Virtual Field Trips | Freedom Homeschooling
03/19/2020
Virtual Field Trips | Freedom Homeschooling

Virtual Field Trips | Freedom Homeschooling

Through virtual field trips, your children can visit other states, countries across the globe, and even other planets. Here's a list of virtual field trips.

Leicester Public Library
03/19/2020

Leicester Public Library

For our younger patrons who need something to do today.

03/18/2020
Conscious Discipline®

Conscious Discipline®

Be a S.T.A.R. and wish well with us today and all the days ahead. Let's your kids see you do this, let them practice with you as well. One day at a time, we can get through this. ⭐️ As always, we wish you well. #iHeartCD

Dyslexia Training Institute
03/18/2020

Dyslexia Training Institute

Just a reminder. This is new to all of us. Cut yourself some slack. Take a break. Watch a movie. You are all doing great. #dyslexia

**DTI did not write this and we do not know who did, but we love it.**

Fred Rogers Center
03/17/2020

Fred Rogers Center

To those of you holding many feelings for children in these weeks, thank you. Reorganizing daily life is not easy, but we are grateful to watch the world make efforts large and small to protect vulnerable people. In the coming days, we will be sharing resources from partner organizations for those of you looking for ways to create learning opportunities and structure for children at home. We will also continue to share reminders and resources from Fred Rogers about what children may need from the adults in their lives during these uncertain times.

Pete the Cat
03/16/2020

Pete the Cat

Stuck at home this week? Head over to our Instagram (@petethecatofficial) March 17th at 12pm EDT to join James Dean for a LIVE storytime! See you there, cats and kittens. 💙😻🍀📚 http://ow.ly/iqvT50yNfJ0

The Sensory Spectrum
03/16/2020
The Sensory Spectrum

The Sensory Spectrum

If your child is struggling to understand why they have to stay at home, this story can help!

Beth Barts-Leesburg District School Board Member
03/14/2020

Beth Barts-Leesburg District School Board Member

Last post till next week but wanted to share as it is amazing to see what 40k in donations can do to bring hope into our communities! #ListenforTheHonk. Mobile Hope

03/14/2020
Materiales Educativos para Maestras

Materiales Educativos para Maestras

👧🏼 JUEGO COORDINATIVO 🧒 actividad para trabajar destrezas coordinativas, enfoques motrices, atención y concentración 👩‍🏫
💟 Más actividades educativas ➡️ http://bit.ly/31hVxh0
Un divertido juego con materiales reciclados de @beyhan_yesil para trabajar conceptos como los colores y laberintos 💖💖

Laura Markham sharing great advice on how to talk to your children about the coronavirus (COVID-19).
03/13/2020
What to Say To Your Child about the Corona Virus

Laura Markham sharing great advice on how to talk to your children about the coronavirus (COVID-19).

We don't yet know how bad the Corona Virus outbreak will be in the United States and across the world. But we do know that people with youthful, healthy immune systems can handle the virus and recover quickly. That means that parents across the world can breathe a sigh of relief that their children....

03/13/2020
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Sterling, Virginia

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Sterling, Virginia

Please welcome Jackie Baker, Director of Classroom of Discovery, and Alexis Gruehn, teacher at Horizon Elementary and Conscious Discipline practitioner, as they share two specific strategies to help our children during this anxious time.

Learn more about Classroom of Discovery by visiting their website: classroomofdiscovery.org

Conscious Discipline®
03/10/2020

Conscious Discipline®

Next up in our series on the "Seven Skills of Discipline," is the skill of "Encouragement." With that in mind, see our "Conscious Commitment" for this week below. 🧡

Are you willing to commit? If so, post "ImWillingRU" in the comments! ⭐️As always, we wish you well! #iHeartCD #consciouscommitment #encouragement

The Thoughtful Parent
03/09/2020
The Thoughtful Parent

The Thoughtful Parent

"For kids, playing dress up is just fun, but child development research shows us that it really is educational. The benefits of dress-up play make it a win-win for kids and parents."

Clever Classroom
03/07/2020

Clever Classroom

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Janet Lansbury
03/04/2020
Janet Lansbury

Janet Lansbury

"I recently consulted with a preschool that routinely secludes children (calling it a time-out). We need to understand that for many children and teens, withholding human contact is not necessarily an innocuous intervention." - Mona Delahooke, Ph.D.

#Tantrums #Expectationgap #Timeout #endseclusion #Beyondbehaviors

AhaParenting.com
03/01/2020
AhaParenting.com

AhaParenting.com

It's a good question: Why don't kids just do what we say the first time we say it?!

And there's a good answer. Several, in fact. Here are eight reasons from the child's perspective -- plus solutions that work for parents!

According to researchers, if 60% of air travelers practiced good hand washing hygiene it could stop the spread of infect...
03/01/2020
Why hand washing really could slow down an epidemic

According to researchers, if 60% of air travelers practiced good hand washing hygiene it could stop the spread of infection by 70%.

Impressive what hand washing can do. In our preschool, our students wash their hands with soap and water before they come into the classroom and before snack.

Air travel pattern simulations and reports on travelers' personal hygiene practices show that hand washing really could slow down the spread of disease.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What a Pediatrician Wants You to Know - Healthy Kids Happy Kids
03/01/2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): What a Pediatrician Wants You to Know - Healthy Kids Happy Kids

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What a Pediatrician Wants You to Know - Healthy Kids Happy Kids

Flu hysteria has now transformed into coronavirus hysteria, and many of you have asked me how worried you should really be. News around COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and those of us outside of China are not sure whether to panic or stay calm. Addressing

Wilder Child
03/01/2020

Wilder Child

Saw our first bug 🐜 of the season!! 😍

Orton Gillingham Online Academy
03/01/2020

Orton Gillingham Online Academy

#nailedit 🙌🏻❤️

02/26/2020
Conscious Discipline®

Conscious Discipline®

Here's Dr. Becky Bailey bringing our "Conscious Commitment" for the week to life and connecting it to the brain states. 🧠 Breathe, you've got this!

Want to watch more videos like this? This clip is from our 10-Session Online Course (designed for both teachers and parents) that you can purchase here: https://bit.ly/2veiHJZ #iHeartCD #composure #activecalming

02/18/2020
BABIES | Official Trailer | Netflix

BABIES | Official Trailer | Netflix

From first breath to first steps, this docuseries explores a decade of groundbreaking science that reveals the emotional and astounding story of a baby's fir...

Pathway 2 Success
02/14/2020

Pathway 2 Success

In my experience as a teacher, I always felt like February was such a rise in behavioral challenges. Kids are exhausted. Teachers need a break. Some schools don't even get February breaks anymore! So, it can be the long haul until April break.

Just a reminder that when challenges come up, de-escalate first and problem-solve later. Kids and teens can't think clearly when they are overwhelmed. As adults, we don't either. Help facilitate calm so that you can get back to what you do best- teach.

Creative Child Magazine
02/14/2020

Creative Child Magazine

Live like a toddler!

Creative Child Magazine
02/14/2020

Creative Child Magazine

FYI!
02/13/2020

FYI!

The two-step process of enrolling students for kindergarten in Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) begins Tuesday, February 18.

On this date, parents may begin the pre-registration process. Eligible children must turn 5 years old on or before September 30, 2020. Parents must verify their school attendance zone. This can be done by visiting https://webinter.lcps.org/Lcps_Locate/. Once parents know which school their child will attend, they may visit https://register.lcps.org to create a ParentVue account and complete the pre-registration forms. Paper packets of pre-registration forms are available in school offices for families without internet access.

After the pre-registration is complete, parents will be directed to contact their school to schedule a registration appointment. Registration appointments will start on Wednesday, March 18. Parents must bring the following documentation with them to the registration appointment:

• An original birth certificate or a certified copy;
• Proof of legal guardianship or legal custody if not the parent
of the student;
• Proof of Loudoun County residency or of parents/guardians
sharing a home with a Loudoun County resident;
• Immunization record;
• Tuberculosis screening requirements;
• Physical for new elementary school students; and
• A Photo ID.

Parents who have registered their children will be invited to a kindergarten orientation. Dates of orientation events vary by school.

For more information about Kindergarten Registration, please visit https://www.lcps.org/StudentRegistration.

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