LANK's Blog: The Bear Necessities

April 6, 2018

Many parents are familiar with the acronym STEM or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) as it has become very popular in schools and early childhood programming.  But, often even the savviest educators become a little confused when trying to...

January 11, 2018

Last year on January 10, I wrote a blog for our LANK website entitled All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten.  It is actually one of my favorite blogs because it cuts right to the chase of what is important in a kindergarten classroom.  It can be difficult...

April 27, 2017

April 21st was National Kindergarten Day.  I must admit I had not heard of this day until recently, but it seems to be the perfect opportunity to thank our wonderful kindergarten teachers, and to elaborate the many ways our own kindergarten serves as the crowning pinna...

February 22, 2017

On Monday, February 20, 2017 it was President's Day; the perfect time to reflect on honesty and integrity.  As a teacher, there was no subject that I loved teaching more than Social Studies.  I found that an introduction to presidents and historical figures was particu...

January 10, 2017

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten is the title of a book of essays written by Robert Fulghum. The book was published in 1986 and it remains a huge success for the message it conveys in that specific essay.  Some of Fulghum’s nuggets of wisdom gained...

November 7, 2016

It’s that time of year; not just for Thanksgiving turkeys and fall leaves but also the all-important parent-teacher conference. This week all of our LANK teachers—from those teaching our adorable two year olds to those teaching the “big” kindergarten children will all...

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