Category Archives: Gifted children

24 Little Pumpkins

We explored Pumpkins this week at Bellevue Discovery. Our long-term project (September through December) is Planet Earth.  During the project we focus on different themes:  Gardens, Rocks, Fossils, Geography, Inside the Earth, Volcanoes and Outer Space.  And of course we have … Continue reading

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The Three-Minute Rule

When you have a bright child it can be hard to step back and let the child learn. We are so excited to have a child in our class or in our home who makes connections, thinks deeply and remembers things we … Continue reading

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The Joy of Math

A parent asked me to look at a computer math game for preschoolers advertised in a recent Huffington Post article.  It looks like a high quality product, but educational technology should be used in small doses with young children – if … Continue reading

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What Reading is Not

Our Child Study meetings run long during the first weeks of preschool as we reacquaint ourselves with our returning students and get to know our new ones.  One thing stood out right away this year:  we have a bunch of fluent readers. … Continue reading

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Shout Out to our Teachers

Our teachers met last week to put the final touches on our preschool for the new school year.  Staff members volunteered between a few hours and more than 100 hours this summer, and it feels great to move into this year with every … Continue reading

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Bloom’s Taxonomy for Preschoolers

We’re working on a new website at Bellevue Discovery and the all-volunteer website team asked me to write up some of our children’s projects from the past year.  I’ve been meaning to document our Machines Project – I have a … Continue reading

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Children Grow

We’re on summer break at the preschool, which gives our staff a chance to work on our facility, organize materials, plan projects for next year, research education issues, and spend time with our families. At my house we got a new dog.  … Continue reading

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